Meteor Chunks to be Displayed at UW Geology Museum

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - At least five fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwestern Wisconsin last week will be displayed for several days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.

The meteor lit up the skies last week in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and as far south as Missouri. The pieces to go on display Tuesday are about the size of an un-shelled peanut and are partially covered with what scientists call a "fusion crust" of dark materials that forms when a meteor heats up as it passes through the earth's atmosphere.

The museum will have extended hours from Tuesday to Sunday. After that, the pieces will then be returned to the people who found them.
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