Investigation Reveals Meteorite Impact Destroys New Jersey Home
On Monday, a possible meteorite struck a house in Hopewell, New Jersey. According to local police, the object appears to have been a meteorite due to its size and shape. The decently-sized rock is still intact and has not broken apart upon impact with the home’s roof.
The homeowner reported hearing an incredibly loud noise before discovering the rock on their roof later that day. Police were called immediately after it was discovered, and they believe that it had fallen from space based on its characteristics. It is estimated that this type of event only happens once every few years in North America so this occurrence was quite rare!
The homeowners are now working with scientists at Princeton University who will be studying the rock further for confirmation of its origin as well as any other information they can glean from it about our solar system or universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere. In addition, officials are also investigating what could have caused such an event since there were no reports of meteors being seen before Monday night when the incident occurred at around 8 pm EST.
This story has captured attention across New Jersey and even nationally due to how unique it is – something like this doesn’t happen very often! We may never know exactly where this mysterious space-rock came from but one thing is certain: we should all take some time out of our days to appreciate just how vast our universe is!Read more at Futurism