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Meteorite Crashes Through Cottage In Oslo 122

Posted by samzenpus
from the knock-knock dept.
First time submitter Mastiff in Norway writes "Famous (in Norway) Norwegian astrophycisist Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard is ecstatic after a meteorite was found in an urban cottage in Oslo this weekend. This is the 14th meteorite that's been found in Norway, and only the second that crashed through a roof. It is not certain when the crash happened, since the cottage hasn't been used all winter, but on the 1st of March a big ball of fire was observed over the southern parts of Norway, and it is thought that this may be one of the pieces from that entry into the atmosphere. Maybe it's time to replace those tin foil hats with helmets?"
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Meteorite Crashes Through Cottage In Oslo

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 12, 2012 @10:45AM (#39325973)

    That's awesomely bizarre. Maybe they'll just repair the damage themselves, but I'd love to hear the call to the insurance company for that one. "You're asking about your coverage for WHAT?"

    The broken surface of the meteorite nicely shows the fusion crust and what looks like an interesting brecciated interior.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 12, 2012 @11:51AM (#39326651)

    Farmers' insurance company in the US has an ad campaign running currently where they specifically brag that they cover damage due to random objects falling from space. Probably more common that you'd think, due to the rarity of these events ever actually occurring.

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