Meteorite that landed in an English village last year is the most pristine ever seen

A meteorite that lit up the sky over an English village last year is nearly as pristine as samples collected by space probes and contains the “right” kind of hydrogen to explain water on Earth, scientists say.

A huge uproar broke out when A fireball rattled through the evening sky over south west England on February 28, 2021. Dozens meteor cameras and doorbell webcams caught a glimpse of the bright streak, and a 1-pound (0.5-kilogram) fragment of the space rock was promptly found in the driveway of a house in the village of Winchcombe, after which the meteorite was later named.

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