Friday, November 11, 2005

Giant Knuckleball (Meterorite) Unearthed in Kansas

Kansas, the state that IS flatter than a pancake, has produced a unique 1400-lb piece of rock from space. The meteorite, found 7 feet undergroud by space-rock sleuth Steven Arnold of Arkansas, is classified as an oriented pallasite, the 3rd largest of its kind ever found. These conical iron-nickle meteorites have crystals that are aligned because the fiery rock mass plunged through Earth's atmosphere without spinning or tumbling.

"Flies through the air without spinning or tumbling": That's a knuckleball, friends.

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