The rock landed directly in front of the Wilcock's family home in Winchcombe. It's estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.
Foggy Albion welcomed an alien visitor for the first time in over 30 years. This turned out to be a massive meteorite, similar in age to Mars and Jupiter. This type of celestial body commonly burns up in the atmosphere. This time though, the meteorite shattered into several pieces, one of which fell under the couple's door.
The rock is classified as carbon chondrite, an extremely beautiful and exceptionally rare material. There are tens of thousands of meteorites stored worldwide, although only a few are like this stone. The texture of the rock resembles clay, giving clear evidence that it once contained ice. Despite its fragility, the rock was able to survive, crashing through the atmosphere at a speed of 47,000 km /h.
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