Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday's Column - Desert Discovery Center

Many years ago a large rock fell from the skies.  Nobody knows exactly when this happened, but the rock itself is 4 1/2 billion years old.  It's known as the Old Woman Meteorite as it was found by three prospectors in the Old Woman Mountains not far from where it currently rests in the Discovery Center in Barstow.  Since the three men found it, the rock has been all over the country and wound up at the Smithsonian, where a piece was removed for permanent exhibition there.  But the large part has found it's true home.  The column thei Sunday tells of the rock and also the many other things to see at this interesting place just off the 15 Freeway in Barstow. is the site to visit, when The Sun finally posts the story on line!

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