Meteorite Lands in Waterbury, Says Peabody Scientist

An avacodo-sized object found on the lawn of a home in Waterbury Wednesday is believed to be a meteorite.

Stefan Nicolescu, mineralogy collections manager at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, says it’s “highly likely” the meteorite is related to the report of a meteorite landing on a house in Wolcott less than a mile away last month. There are no known witnesses to this rock landing, so no certainty exactly when it fell. It was found intact, 1 1/2 pounds, about 2 inches by 2 1/2 inches by 4 inches, and appears to have crashed through the gutter of the home on the property.

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Waterbury meteorite, Waterbury meteorite detail

Connecticut claims the first recorded fall of a meteorite in the New World. It landed in Weston in 1807, and is on display in Peabody’s Hall of Minerals.


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