Bihar: Suspected Meteorite From Madhubani Sent To Patna Museum

Patna: A suspected meteorite, weighing over 10 kilograms and having magnetic properties, which was found in Bihar’s Madhubani district 2 days back was on Wednesday brought to a museum here on the instruction of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The suspected meteorite crashed with a loud thud in Mahadeva village under Laukahi police station area in Madhubani district on Monday, following which a group of farmers working in a field extracted it from a five-feet-deep hole in the ground caused by the fall, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office said.

The object was kept at the district treasury and the district magistrate shot off a missive to the state Department for Science and Technology, informing about the same.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered that the object be kept at the modern Bihar museum, which came into being two years ago, according to the release.

Reports state that the object was likely to be shifted to the Shri Krishna Science Centre in Patna where experts would study and ascertain its exact nature.

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