Another meteorite found in yard in Conn.


A strange rock found in the front yard of a Waterbury home ­appears to be a meteorite. It is the second time in a month that a meteorite has been found in Connecticut. Stefan Nicolescu, mineralogy collections manager at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, said it is ‘‘highly likely’’ the meteorite found in Waterbury on Thursday is connected to the meteorite that landed on a house in Wolcott less than a mile away last month. The Waterbury meteorite is about 4 inches long and weighs 1.6 pounds. It had the same type of dark crust, magnetism, and ­interior color as the Wolcott meteorite.

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