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Meteorite shower 2019: A meteorite that struck Costa Rica found it to be a rarity "alien mud ball"
A "machine-sized" meteor has broken and rained in a Costa Rican town last month. Since then, it has been classified as an "alien mud ball" that could give an idea of the origin of our solar system, scientists say. The inhabitants of Agua Zarqas, a small town in Costa Rica, originally announced the meteor as "a great fireball in the sky" when it first appeared on April 23rd. When the meteor came into the atmosphere, it collapsed to hundreds of meteorites that landed. around the city, including a stone of two pounds that breaks through someone's roof, breaking a dining table.
While dry meteorites are quite common, scientists have discovered that those who have landed in Costa Rica are made of wet clay. Rare "carbon chondrites" are rich in organic compounds and filled with water, which can give an idea of how to extract water from asteroids into space.