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Scientists say rock that hit woman in France was not meteorite

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A few days ago, the media reported that a woman in France was allegedly hit by a meteorite fragment while chatting with a friend over a cup of coffee. Previously, there has only been one case of somebody being hit by a falling meteorite in recorded history.

However, many experts doubt the origin of the rock that hit the lady. Scientists say chances are extremely small that it had extraterrestrial origins.


Astronomers claim that the rock shown in the photos does not look like a meteorite, as it has too many angles, and it apparently did not experience extreme temperature fluctuations during the fall. In addition, if it had been a real meteorite, the impact would have been so strong that the rock would have broken through the roof, while the woman claims that it bounced off the roof and ricocheted into her. Besides, onlookers would have noticed a bright object in the sky.

The rock could be of volcanic origin. The chances of a person being hit by a meteorite are about 1 in 100 trillion.

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