A rock that hit a New Jersey home on Monday has been confirmed as a meteorite

A metal rock that smashed through the roof of a residential home in Hopewell Township, New Jersey earlier this week was actually a meteorite — some 4.6 billion years old, scientists confirmed Thursday (May 11).

“It was obvious as soon as I saw it that the meteorite in the class was called a stony chondrite,” said Nathan Magee, chair of the physics department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), when his office was contacted by Hopewell Township police. Soon The rock was discovered on Monday (May 8), told Space.com.

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