Six months ago, a stone that fell on a barn in the Netherlands turned out to be a meteorite of 4.5 billion years old. As reported, a half kilogram fragment hit the roof of a barn in the village of Brook (North Holland province) on January 11. Owners of the building found it the next morning and handed over to specialists from the Museum of Natural History in Leiden.
Scientists have established that the chondritic meteorite that fell in the village falls on the same age as the Solar System, which arose about 4.5 billion years ago. According to geologist Leo Krigsman, the meteorite flew from the area between Mars and Jupiter, and in this space is full of space debris and microplanes. Employees of the museum hope to buy a meteorite from the owners. The market value of a meteorite is estimated at 1 thousand euros.