Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It came from outer space — and it stinks

clipped from blogs.usatoday.com

Peruvian scientists have confirmed that the mysterious, flaming object that slammed into the Andes and sickened villagers over the weekend was in fact a meteorite, according to Living in Peru, which cites the official news agency. The meteorite left a crater 55 feet wide and 16 feet deep.

Somewhere between 100 and 600 people who went to investigate have been treated for headaches, nausea and vomiting after inhaling noxious gases coming from the crater near Lake Titicaca and the Bolivian border. Scientists reportedly will deliver a full report Thursday.

Here are earlier reports from the London Guardian and Reuters.

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