Giant meteorite found in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 13 (UPI) -- A massive meteorite weighing a staggering 2,607 pounds has been found near the northern Swedish village of Kitkiojarvi, officials say.

Thomas Osterberg, one of the two people who found it, said it was the biggest meteorite ever found in Sweden, the Swedish news agency TT reported.


He said it was egg-shaped, about one meter high with a diameter of about 70 centimeters at its broadest.

The finders say they hope to sell the whopper to the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

"It must stay in Sweden," Osterberg said.

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