Roofbuster: Cañon City Meteorite

Our most famous falling star

In 1973, a softball-size hunk of rock from the asteroid belt entered our atmosphere at over 25,000 miles per hour. Much bigger than dust-to-pea-size bits of rock that burn up as shooting stars, this rock blasted through the roof of a Colorado garage. 

James Hagadorn, PhD

Tim & Kathryn Ryan Curator of Geology

Kristen A. MacKenzie, MS

Earth Sciences Collections Manager

Nicole Neu-Yagle, MS

Earth Sciences Assistant Collections Manager

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