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Indian farmers are shocked as a 'fireball-like' & # 39; Object encounters a rice field



A suspected meteorite crashed on a paddy field in India on Monday.

According to The Guardian, the football-sized object landed with a thud and sent smoke to the Madhubani district of Bihar state, to the surprise of local peasants.

Kapil Ashok told the Times of India that people reported seeing a "fireball-like object coming down from the sky".

The inhabitants later dug the mysterious object out of a 5-foot-deep hole.

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  A villager suspects the meteorite.

A villager suspects the meteorite.
(STR / AFP / Getty Images)

The likely meteorite had a brownish color and weighed about 33 pounds, according to the Times.

Ashok told the Indian Press Trust that he looked like a stone, "but his glitter is much more than that of an unpolished stone. "

The object is first kept in the Bihar Museum before it is transferred to the Shrikrishna Science Center in Patna, where it is studied by scientists.

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  The mysterious object was seen by local residents and then dug out of this hole. (STR / AFP / Getty Images)

The mysterious object was seen by local residents and then dug out of this hole. (STR / AFP / Getty Images)

Meteorites, which are meteors that survive a fall to Earth, can provide a wealth of clues to the history of the solar system.

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