Re: Space junk?

From: George Roberts (
Date: Sun Mar 06 2011 - 18:35:27 UTC

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    Looks like an iron meteorite.  I've seen lots of them and they mostly look 
    like this except this one went through the roof of a house so it has a few 
    unusual markings (mostly the shiny groove).  Otherwise the pitting both 
    small and large looks like a meteorte and the material (looks like a soft 
    metal namely iron).  The "post" coming out of the side could just be from an 
    ancient collision or maybe from a crystalized piece with stronger crystals.
    But the pitting - looks just like a meteor.  I'm sure a geologist or meteor 
    expert could tell you at a glance and prove it by looking at slices under 
    the microscope.
    I bet one could sell this for about $500 dollars.
    The railroad train hypothesis is also intriguing.
    - George Roberts
    -----Original Message----- 
    From: Marco Langbroek
    Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 11:41 AM
    To: satelliet lijst (SeeSat)
    Subject: Space junk?
    Hi all,
    This came through a  roof in the Netherlands on Friday.
    Anyone recognizing the object in the pictures below as anything 
    While I don't think it is likely space-junk, I nevertheless want to check it 
    for certainty.
    I am quite sure it isn't an iron meteorite either. It looks artificial.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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