[아시아경제 나예은 기자] Recently, a meteorite fell on the side of a woman’s head in Canada while she was sleeping.
According to CBC broadcasting on the 12th (local time), Ruth Hamilton, a woman living in the city of Golden, British Columbia, Canada, woke up to the sound of a dog barking in her sleep on the night of the 3rd.
The stone that fell was the size of a watermelon, and there was a hole in the roof just above the bed.
“As soon as I opened my eyes, I heard a huge explosion, and debris flew all over my face,” Hamilton said.
He initially thought the meteorite was a block of stone, but it is said that the police, who arrived after receiving a report, investigated the area, and informed him of the fact that the meteorite had fallen in a pile on the same night.
Hamilton later inquired about this to the Department of Astronomy at Western University in London, Ontario, and the university confirmed that the rock was actually a meteorite that fell from space.
Peter Brown, a professor of astronomy at the university, said, “We plan to analyze the meteorite as soon as it is delivered. We will be able to reveal the type of meteorite next month.” “It is highly likely that the meteorite came from the major asteroid belt in the solar system,” he said.
“It’s not the first time a meteorite has fallen onto the bed of a family,” he said. “The same thing happened in Indonesia about a year ago.”
Hamilton, meanwhile, said he plans to keep the meteorite privately as soon as the university’s research is complete.
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