In 2016 authorities in southern India's Tamil Nadu state said a meteorite
killed a bus driver and injured three others.
"The whole thing has gone very well and I'm being flown back in March next year to collect it and give another talk at a meteorite
'Within seconds, I knew it was a real one,' Sirbescu said when she saw the meteorite
. 'It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically.'
specimens were rushed to NASA for analysis and arrived at Johnson Space Center less than 48 hours after the fall.
Activists have called for an investigation into the fate of the meteorite
that fell on the southern Tunisian city, Tataouine in 1931, and how the fragments were disposed of.
Geologist Dr Mohammed Hilal al Kindi took possession of this more than 8kg meteorite
in the presence of H E Sheikh Abdulaziz al Hinai, Oman's Ambassador to the UK.
Eyewitnesses told the local media that the meteorite
matter had the size of a small car, adding it fell from space at dawn on Wednesday.
This isn't the first time scientists have spotted a meteorite
Geologist Birger Schmitz of Lund University in Sweden and colleagues uncovered the newly discovered meteorite
, nicknamed Ost 65, alongside more than 100 L chondrites.
The two primary ways Pugh is able to distinguish a meteorite
from a regular stone is by testing its magnetic properties and studying the object's crust.
In 1996, a group of scientists at Johnson led by David McKay, Everett Gibson and Kathie Thomas-Keprta published an article in Science announcing the discovery of biogenic evidence in the Allan Hills 84001(ALH84001) meteorite
. In this new study, Gibson and his colleagues focused on structures deep within a 30-pound (13.7-kilogram) Martian meteorite
known as Yamato 000593 (Y000593).