FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Astronomers say a mysterious rock that crashed into a Freehold Township, N.J., home may be a meteorite.
The object, which experts say does not have the appearance of a typical space rock, measures 3 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide but is oddly heavy for its size, weighing in at 13 ounces, the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Thursday.
Kevin Conod, staff astronomer at the Newark Museum, said after viewing video footage of the object that it may be a meteorite.
"Based on what I saw, it looks like they've got a meteorite on their hands, which is pretty exciting," Conod told the newspaper.
Arlene Murray, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said investigators have determined that the object is not infamous "blue ice" discharged from airliner toilets nor is it a part fallen off of an airplane, the Star-Ledger reported.