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'Lafayette Meterorite' to return to Purdue Thursday

The "Lafayette Meteorite" will be on display to the public Monday in the Armstrong Hall of Engineering.

Posted: Apr 25, 2019 5:05 AM
Updated: Apr 25, 2019 3:15 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A piece of space history that was on display in Chicago is making its way back to Purdue.

It's all part of the university's 150 years of giant leaps.

The meteorite was originally found back in 1929 in a drawer in the Biology department at Purdue. The unique rock was sent to the Field Museum in Chicago to find out what it was.

Museum officials tested the rock and found out it was a meteorite.

It will be presented at Thursday's Ideas Festival event at 6:30 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse.

The "Lafayette Meteorite" will then be on display to the public Monday in the Armstrong Hall of Engineering.

We'll have an up close look at the meteorite Thursday on News 18 at Noon.

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