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The First Meteorite to Crash Into a Car

At the Field Museum in Chicago, you can come face-to-face with the unique Benld Meteorite. After traveling all the way to Earth from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, in 1938 this small rock smashed through the garage of a man named Ed McCain. McCain, who lived in the town of Benld, Illinois, discovered the meteorite after first noticing a large hole in the passenger seat of his car. Listen as collection manager Jim Holstein explains the physics of this notable meteorite crash site.

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