Science: Celestial Souvenir

When meteors smack the earth's surface, they are called meteorites. Under their new citizenship, these celestial migrants are subject to earthly laws, even the law of supply & demand. So, at least, a rotund, retired dentist & amateur geologist last week tried to prove at Chatham, Ontario.

When an 88-pound meteorite thunked into Negro Farmer Dan Solomon's best field on the night of July 11, Dr. Luke Smith bustled out from nearby Chatham, bought it for $4. It was jet black and "smooth as velvet" on one side, heavily "thumb-marked" on the other. Soon...

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