A biophysicist has confirmed that a black
rock that fell into a backyard in Liberal during the weekend was a
Ten-year-old Chandler Harp found the 2-inch-diameter black rock
Saturday after hearing what he thought was an explosion.
Don Stimpson of Haviland, a biophysicist who owns the Kansas
Meteorite Museum and Nature Center near Greensburg, says he's
convinced the rock is a meteorite.
Stimpson saw the rock during a visit to Liberal Tuesday. He says
it likely came from the atmosphere around the sun and fell as far
as 100 million miles.
Chandler's mother, a pharmacist, says the meteorite weighed 47
Stimpson says the value of the meteorite depends on what
collectors are willing to pay, but it can go as high as $100 per