Kelly: Meteorites, objects of romance and destruction
The Bayard Meteorite, discovered by Art Struempler in 1982 on a farm near Bayard, Neb., is on display at Lincoln's Morrill Hall. Measuring two feet across, it has enough iron and nickel to make it magnetic.
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:00 am
No, the sky isn't falling. But, as we earthlings were reminded when a large meteor exploded Feb. 15 over Russia, things do fall from the sky.
“This space debris is out there,” said Jack Dunn, coordinator of the Mueller Planetarium in Lincoln. “Just mathematically, sooner or later the Earth is going to get hit again.”
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Monday, March 4, 2013 12:00 am.