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Old 02-02-2020, 12:02 PM
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While trimming my shrubs the other day, I found where a small, 'stone like' object had gone thru the screen and broken the outside layer of one of my thermopane windows. It dropped to the bottom of the window, between the screen and remaining layer of glass where it remains. It is about 1/4 the size of a golf ball.

I don't have any landscaping stone on my property. Nor does it appear to be a like any landscaping stone on any of my surrounding neighbors' property so I doubt if it would have been propelled by a lawn mower.

While the idea of it actually being a meteorite seems a little 'far-fetched', it does seem plausible. So, I'm trying to get in contact with a Villager who might be able to tell if it is a meteorite or not. If you can help, please send a PM to me.

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Old 02-02-2020, 01:27 PM
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While trimming my shrubs the other day, I found where a small, 'stone like' object had gone thru the screen and broken the outside layer of one of my thermopane windows. It dropped to the bottom of the window, between the screen and remaining layer of glass where it remains. It is about 1/4 the size of a golf ball.

I don't have any landscaping stone on my property. Nor does it appear to be a like any landscaping stone on any of my surrounding neighbors' property so I doubt if it would have been propelled by a lawn mower.

While the idea of it actually being a meteorite seems a little 'far-fetched', it does seem plausible. So, I'm trying to get in contact with a Villager who might be able to tell if it is a meteorite or not. If you can help, please send a PM to me.

Thanks.
Lawn edger's and weed eaters are notorious for slinging rocks, chipping curbs etc. It may well not be from your lawn but another close by. I once had the back window of my car completely shattered by an edger doing work on a busy street. I thought I had been shot at it made such a noise. I would post a photo of the object and get some feedback.
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:42 PM
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It's amazing what you find after the landscapers leave..
They mow 100's of lawns and my opinion that where weeds and different types of grass spread from home to home
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While trimming my shrubs the other day, I found where a small, 'stone like' object had gone thru the screen and broken the outside layer of one of my thermopane windows. It dropped to the bottom of the window, between the screen and remaining layer of glass where it remains. It is about 1/4 the size of a golf ball.

I don't have any landscaping stone on my property. Nor does it appear to be a like any landscaping stone on any of my surrounding neighbors' property so I doubt if it would have been propelled by a lawn mower.

While the idea of it actually being a meteorite seems a little 'far-fetched', it does seem plausible. So, I'm trying to get in contact with a Villager who might be able to tell if it is a meteorite or not. If you can help, please send a PM to me.

Thanks.
This might help. Does cover meteorites.
Fireball FAQs - American Meteor Society

Fireball FAQs - American Meteor Society
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:23 PM
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Was there a dinosaur bone nearby?
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:31 PM
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While trimming my shrubs the other day, I found where a small, 'stone like' object had gone thru the screen and broken the outside layer of one of my thermopane windows. It dropped to the bottom of the window, between the screen and remaining layer of glass where it remains. It is about 1/4 the size of a golf ball.

I don't have any landscaping stone on my property. Nor does it appear to be a like any landscaping stone on any of my surrounding neighbors' property so I doubt if it would have been propelled by a lawn mower.

While the idea of it actually being a meteorite seems a little 'far-fetched', it does seem plausible. So, I'm trying to get in contact with a Villager who might be able to tell if it is a meteorite or not. If you can help, please send a PM to me.

Thanks.
Anything is possible, but...…

Because meteorites are more common, as these things go anyway, we looked at the chances of your house being struck by a meteorite. We found that your house has a 1 in 2,196,267,379,587 (that’s trillion, fyi) chance of being struck by a meteorite.

I would imagine the odds of a rock being thrown by landscaping equipment are substantially less
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Maybe it was Kryptonite?
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CLARK ARE YOU STARTING TO FEEL WEAK?
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CLARK ARE YOU STARTING TO FEEL WEAK?
It’s documented on th NOTHING thread. Been weak for more than a week. Take care of things Mr. White. 😂 lol
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It’s documented on th NOTHING thread. Been weak for more than a week. Take care of things Mr. White. 😂 lol
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An Egret passed a kidney stone while flying by your home. Happens all the time.
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An Egret passed a kidney stone while flying by your home. Happens all the time.
How fast was the kidney stone flying when the egret passed it?
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:39 PM
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If it's magnetic, it's a meteorite. If it's not magnetic, it's a stone.
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:45 PM
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How to Tell if the Rock You Found Might Be a Meteorite: 11 Steps
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:36 AM
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This thread has me on the edge of my seat. Well, is it magnetic?
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