"I could tell right away that this was something special", she said.
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysis that the 22-pound "rock" is, indeed, a meteorite, and is apparently the sixth-largest of its type to be discovered in MI.
"It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically", she added. And that could mean something substantial as the space rock might be worthing more than $100,000. The iron and nickel meteorite is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan, according to the Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University.
The man named David, who didn't want his last name used says the rock has been used as a doorstop in a barn for decades. "This is it - I am holding this space rock that tells us so much about the origins of the universe".
The rock has sat patiently by the unnamed man's door for three decades, taking the occasional field trip to school with his children for show and tell.
Then, "I said, wait a minute". The rock was reportedly found in the 1930s on a MI farm, where it was put to use as a doorstop.
The meteorite's anonymous owner is promising to donate 10% of sale proceeds to the university.
An additional sample was sent to John Wasson, professor emeritus in the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences department at the University of California, Los Angeles, who will conduct a neutron activation analysis to determine the full chemical composition of the meteorite and potentially reveal rare elements that could increase its value.
While Mazurek said his family doesn't "need" any more money, "it would be nice".
We made a lot of mistakes on defense today. "I've got to hold on to the ball going in; that was a big key moment", Storey said. Harris led Alabama with 111 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, marking his first 100-yard game of the season.
Melania read a story to the same group of children with applauses as another child read a story about the "lion and the mouse". Her first-ever visit to Africa is also her first extended solo global trip as first lady in what some see as "fence-mending".
Two other women later emerged with sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s, all of which Kavanaugh has denied. A final vote on whether Judge Kavanaugh will join the nine-member panel is scheduled for Saturday.
Klopp has been described as Pep Guardiola's nemesis but the German insisted there is no magic formula to beating City. Hearts have really lit up the league race, and I think it's wonderful to see such an open table.
The app will ask you to choose from popular ride-hailing service like Ola, Uber, Grab, and Lyft along with a price estimation. Alternatively, users can be more specific if they already know which ride-sharing service they want to use.
She is a survivor of human trafficking and is also the goodwill ambassador of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime or UNODC. The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to campaigners against rape in warfare, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.
Global oil prices have been on a boil, hurting the rupee , as India imports almost 80 per cent of its crude requirements. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) started its meeting Wednesday and is expected to arrive at a resolution Friday.
Advisers and Senate leaders had urged Trump not to attack Ford publicly, anxious such a move would anger on-the-fence senators. Kavanaugh was quickly sworn in at the court building, across the street from the Capitol, even as protesters chanted outside.
Hamilton's lead over Vettel is now 67 points with four races remaining, worth 100 points. "It is a great one-two for Mercedes . Vettel was adamant Verstappen was fully to blame .
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Haiti natural disaster kills at least 10, injures more than 100
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Friday's report revised August's count of new jobs from 201,000 to 270,000, while July's tally was revised from 165,000 new jobs. Hospitals added 12,000 jobs last month, 47% of total healthcare hiring, and easily beating out ambulatory's 10,300 jobs.
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