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Old 03-21-2007, 12:27 PM   #57
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Does it bear any resemblance to anybody or anything religiously iconic?
We could start a new sect! Lol!
Actually it does bear a resemblance to Wally doesn't it? I mean the fact that it came all those miles and found an Airstream owner must have some meaning.......

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Old 03-22-2007, 08:20 AM   #58
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I can see it now, the day when hailstone dents on your Airstream are interpreted as a blessing!
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:07 PM   #59
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Hammer

A few interesting factoids..Amazing..
In the last 200 years, with reference to the USA only, approx 1500 meteorites have been recovered.
Of those 1500 recovered in the last 200 years, not one has ever been found in New Hampshire. (till now.. )
A lot of FIRST..
I. First meteorite ever to be recovered in New Hampshire.
2. First one to be recovered by the witness in New Hampshire.
3. First one to hit a man made object in New Hampshire. (My house)
4. Because it struck a man made object, it qualified itself additionally for the unique term "Hammer".
5.Only a few hammers are known to exist.
I'd call it "tiny hammer"...
All of this is...says one thing..WOW
I found this picture of a meteorite on a NASA/JPL website..It bears an
uncanning resemblance to the meteorite I found..

For those of you who have followed this thread, I hope you have found it as interesting as I have. For years I had this motto, "Keeper of the birds of heaven".. Well, now it does seems one has come home to roost.
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:15 PM   #60
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Interesting facts!
Did you know that the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut had two meteor strikes 11 years apart. Both meteors went through the roof of the houses they struck!
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:08 AM   #61
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first ever in new hampshire?

cool, but it's such a little thing...

in these parts rocks from outer space are an every day thing....

we've go wheat fields full of 'em!

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wir...C-RSSFeeds0312

http://www.bigwell.org/meteor.html

infact i'm pretty sure this modern sculpture was inspired by viewing a meterorite shower...

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/towns/Cawker/twine.html

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Old 03-23-2007, 09:07 AM   #63
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Are you going to name it?
I see a poll coming!
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:54 AM   #64
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Kinda looks like a Bambi to me, yanno flat side down and add half-wheels underneath & tank and hitch = "Bambi's Hammer".. Well, slightly better than "Flying Cloud Scat"
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Cute..

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Kinda looks like a Bambi to me, yanno flat side down and add half-wheels underneath & tank and hitch = "Bambi's Hammer".. Well, slightly better than "Flying Cloud Scat"
Wabbiteer,
I like that idea, something with the word hammer included.
From what I have seen, a few list the location of recovery in the name.
But..I still like your theme concept..

balrgn,
I wished I had thought of that before.

mistral blue,
I was planning on waiting until it's been verified.
Right now I have an active email dialog with University in Mo working on this. They hinted that a name comes after it's been verified 100% to be a meteorite. It has all of the tell-tell signs/markings that they use for determining it could be a permanent visitor from space.

An interesting side note.
15 March, 2007, around 830pm.
Less than 48hrs before the "hammer" struck my house, a larger meteorite was witness by a family of 4 to impacted in a farmer's field near a township of Lindsay, not too far from Toronto, Canada. Checking the coordinates for a possible connection. In other words, did the "hammer" come in on the trail end of the meteorite that landed in Canada? I know it's a strech..
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:10 PM   #66
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I don't quite how to say this but...

How many people can say??

Yesterday, 18th of March, 2007, while I was looking outside my upstairs bathroom window...My house was struck by a meterorite.
I just wanted to share this news with my fellow airstreamforums members..(Ya heard it first)
Briefly...
At 10:25 am, while I was looking out the bathroom window, I saw & heard this small object hit the back side of my house's copper roof.
My first reaction was..What the heck was that? (Since I live in the country with no close neighboors..) I went downstairs and, put on my boots. Walked around the house, breaking thru the ice crusted snow to the spot where it has come to rest after bouncing off the roof. It was easy to spot because the entire yard was white except for this one small dark spot. I am attaching a photo of the meterorite for you.
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Check this out....... Marginal Revolution: The value of a meteorite
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:22 PM   #67
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Thumbs up Neat..

toastie,
THANKS..I bookmarked the story.
Amazing amount of moola..amazing..

In this case, even if it's were from Mars or the Moon..

it's weight is not large..

First thing is: to go thru the process of determine where it originated.

I will keep it for now...maybe loan it out for studies.
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Gosh!!!!!!!!!

Wow, I'm impressed!

The only thing we have coming out of the sky around here that is that size (and bigger) is hail.... followed shortly by a tornado!!!

By the way - I vote for "Cloud Hammer".
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:53 PM   #69
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It's time

As my Uncle used to say.."It's time to either ""put up"" or get off the ..."
Well, he didn't quite say that nicely but..you get the drift..
UPDATE..
I've received a reply back from all of the emails send out and, the consensus of opinion are varied..
I'll post the replies as..
1.
I would advise you to obtain some digital pictures of this object and send
it to one or more of the following web sites for authentication.
http://www.meteorite-times.com/
http://www.meteorlab.com/METEORLAB2001dev/Open1.htm
http://www.meteorite.ch/en/news/
http://www.alaska.net/~meteor/Learn.htm
Let me know what you find out!
Best Wishes,
Robert Lunsford
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Hi Vern, While that stone looks VERY promising, I am not qualified to help in any way. I have to wait to get things classified and have no added pull.
I am just a hobbyist who would like to know more. I will say however, that stone looks like a good candidate.
Tom
3.Dear Vern,
Does not appear to be meteoric from the images. You'll have to have a
lab test it as
we do not do identification.
Here is a list of classifying institutions.
http://imca.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemi d=39
Thank you,
Paul
4.
Dear Vern,

Thank you for the images. Can you please send larger images as an
attachment please? I'd like to do some
image processing on them.
Thank you,
Paul
5.Hello Vernon,
As Meteorite Coordinator for NAMN, Mark fwd. your email to me.
This sounds very interesting. Congratulations.
The first thing to do is to take it a college or University kn your area that has a Geology Dept.
They will be able to do tests on it to verify if it is a meteorite or not. further testing will
be able to tell you what type of meteorite it is.
Keep us updated as to what the testing reveals
Keep looking up,
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6.



Dear Mr. Townsend:
It's hard to tell from the photos, but that rock doesn't quite "look like" a freshly fallen meteorite. Meteorites usually have dark fusion crusts:
http://meteorites.wustl.edu/id/fusioncrust.htm
But, I really can't tell from the photos. If you'd like to send the rock to me, I'll take a look at it. To be certain however, you'd have to get a chemical analysis done (below).
Thanks for contacting me.
Sincerely,
Randy Korotev

So, at this point and time, I've decided to have it examined at this lab.
Menu page for Meteorlab.com

As soon as I receive the results back I will share that with you..
Hopefully, we can resolve this question once and for all..
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Good luck, 53FC. It will be a fun thing to find that it truly is a meteorite. You've certainly provided us with some interesting reading and we're pulling for it (and you!)

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