Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stolen "Basket" meteorite returned to Meteor Crater

There's a fun story on the front page of today's Arizona Republic about a man who bought a big chunk of metal at a garage sale in Wisconsin three years ago. It turned out to be the famous "Basket" meteorite, a piece of the object that impacted into northern Arizona creating Meteor Crater. It was stolen from the site in August 1968. You can see how it got its name. [right, postcard of the Basket Meteorite, as shown on sale on eBay.com]

The story is being picked up by news media and bloggers all over the country.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Ha! What an awesome story! Thanks for posting ...