NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A meteorite said to be "as old as the solar system itself" went on display for the first time since crashing into the roof of a New Jersey home Jan. 2.
The New York Daily News reported on this weekend's display of the space rock, which was the centerpiece of a one-day exhibit at the Rutgers University Geology Museum.
"It was neat to see," said 9-year-old Richie Bennett, who came to the museum with his father. "It looks like a piece of fool's gold."
A steady stream of visitors came to the museum to see the meteorite, which is about the size of a golf ball. Scientists say the rock is composed of iron-nickel alloy and came from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The meteorite fell onto the house of Srini Nageswaran and his family. Nageswaran gave permission for the meteorite to be displayed, but said he has yet to decide what he will eventually do with it.