giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com October 17, 2018


MI meteorite used as doorstop for 30 years 'worth $100,000'

08 October 2018, 05:25 | Ross Houston

SCIENCE Grand Rapids man's doorstop is $100,000 meteorite The meteorite is the sixth-largest found in Michigan

The meteorite is the sixth-largest found in Michigan

Central Michigan University geology professor Mona Sirbescu gets asked all the time if rocks people possess are meteorites, valuable rocks from space.

"For 18 years, the answer has been categorically "no" - meteor wrongs, not meteorites", Sibescu stated in a assertion from the university on Thursday.

"I could tell right away that this was something special", said Sibescu.

The chunk of iron-which was confirmed as a space rock by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. -is the sixth-largest meteorite ever found in MI, according to the museum. She then sent two small slices of the rock to the Smithsonian for confirmation.

The owner of the meteorite said he inherited the rock when he bought a farm in 1988.

Oh, and it's also a meteorite that he says hurtled to the Earth in the 1930s, according to a news release from Central Michigan University. The farmer told Mazurek that he and his father watched the chunk of rock slam into their property one night and picked it up the next day, when it was still warm to the touch.

Samsung looks to reverse mid-year dip with Q3 numbers
Despite the record earnings, concerns remained as the chip-making unit's profit made up nearly 80 percent of the total. This is a much more positive return for the business compared to the second quarter of 2018.


Noble deeds go unnoticed by Nobel committee
Yet in contrast to all the tragedies that have befallen her, recent pictures on Murad's Twitter feed show happier times. They had also shot at her genitals. "They brought me a woman who had been raped by several men in uniform", he said.


James Maddison, Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount named in England squad
Sancho, 18, has assisted in five league goals for Dortmund this season as he has helped them top the Bundesliga after six games. We think there are some exciting young players that we've been tracking, either through their clubs or our junior teams.


The Smithsonian Institution is considering purchasing the meteorite, Central Michigan University said.

David says his kids took the space rock to "show and tell" at school.

"Just think, what I was holding is a piece of the early solar system that literally fell into our hands", Sirbescu said of the meteorite. "I wonder how much mine is worth?'" according to CNN.

But tests are underway at UCLA to see if it contains rare elements that would bump up the value.

You probably don't have many incredibly valuable artifacts laying around your house, but if you did you nearly certainly wouldn't be using them as doorstops, right?

"What typically happens with these at this point is that meteorites can either be sold and shown in a museum or sold to collectors and sellers looking to make a profit", Sirbescu explained. As CMU notes, the man has pledged to donate 10% of the sale price to the university as a token of gratitude for helping him identify it. Besides, a museum in ME is also interested in purchasing the space rock.



Other News

Trending Now

Van Dijk's verdict on penalty and City stalemate
That incident brought late drama, but after the thrills of the four meetings last season, this was something of an anti-climax. Kop boss Jurgen Klopp was content with the point but he admitted his side got "lucky" in the end with Mahrez's missed penalty.

20 die in New York after limousine ploughs through pedestrian street
The Ford Excursion struck an unoccupied sport-utility vehicle after failing to stop at an intersection in Schoharie on Saturday. It crashed into an unoccupied parked auto and hit two pedestrians before coming to a rest in a shallow ravine, officials said.

Ryu stars as Dodgers rout Braves
Pedro Moura with The Athletic says this will be the first time Kershaw won't start the postseason for the Dodgers since 2009. Ryu has posted a better ERA (2.81) in his three career postseason games than Kershaw (4.35) in his 24 playoff games.

At Least 11 Dead In Haiti Earthquake
Rescue workers in Haiti said they were not looking for any more victims, although residents appeared to be jolted by the shake. Secretary of State for Communications Eddy Jackson Alexis said a preliminary report indicated that 11 people had died.

McConnell: Kavanaugh deserved an up-or-down vote
Hours before the vote, scores of protesters broke through barricades and staged a raucous sit-in protest on the US Capitol steps. USA president Donald Trump had nominated Kavanaugh on July 9, 2018, as a replacement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kepler 1625b Has Neptune-Sized Moon, Astronomers Say | Astronomy
In July 2017 , researchers started observing Kepler-1625b, an exoplanet orbiting the star Kepler-1625 in the constellation Cygnus. If they are able to observe a full transit, representative of a "clean moonlike event, then I think we're done", Kipping said.

"Shame on you!": Protesters, Democrats react to Kavanaugh confirmation
Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first nominee to the high court, graduated from the school in 1985, two years after Kavanaugh did. Senate advances to a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court .

Rupee falls below 74 against dollar as RBI keeps repo rate unchanged
The report further noted Japan's consistent momentum, compared to other Asian nations including economic leader China. Repo rate is the rate at which the RBI lends money to banks and is an important tool for RBI to control inflation.

First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids in Egypt
Kavanaugh, who denies the allegation, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate as a Supreme Court justice this weekend. In Malawi, she went to Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, where students sang their welcome to the first lady.

Iran oil minister reiterates Trump to blame for rising crude prices
The EIA Thursday reported that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 98 billion cubic feet for the week ended September 28. Prices in Indian rupees are already at the same level that they peaked in 2008 and on the way to the record set in 2013.