Helpful meteorite statistic

Tuesday 6 May 2003This is over 20 years old. Be careful.

The Astronomy Picture of the Day for today is about a meteorite that crashed through the roof of a Chicago home, and includes this useful factoid:

The average homeowner should expect to repair direct meteor damage every hundred million years.

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So, my Mom lives in that town. She says there were meteorite hunters there for weeks with special detectors. Some guy got $10k for a chunk in his backyard. Not only do you not know 'what' will drop out of the sky, you don't know 'how much' it be worth.

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