Meteorite smashes through doctor's office

Posted by Iva Radman – email

LORTON, VA (WWBT)--A northern Virginia doctor is cleaning up around the office after a meteorite smashed through the roof of his practice.

It went right through the two-story building sending pieces of wood, plaster and insulation flying.

A Smithsonian scientist confirmed that the more than half-pound rock was a meteorite and estimated it to be about four and a half billion years old.

The meteorite was probably traveling about 220 miles per hour when it struck the building.

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