Couple loans unexpected find to UCLA Meteorite Gallery

The petal-shaped depressions on Ken and Jill Eltrich's meteorite make it stand out among other oriented meteorites. (Emaan Baqai/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The petal-shaped depressions on Ken and Jill Eltrich's meteorite make it stand out among other oriented meteorites. (Emaan Baqai/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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It took Ken and Jill Eltrich three years to realize the 5-pound rock they were using as a doorstop was a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite. After almost another year of reading up on the meteorite, the couple decided they wanted to share the stone with others and loaned it to the UCLA Meteorite Gallery.




(Courtesy of Karin Michels)
(Courtesy of Karin Michels)

A firefighting helicopter drops flame retardant on a 5,200 acre fire burning above the cities of Duarte and Azusa. (Courtesy of Oscar Cortez)
A firefighting helicopter drops flame retardant on a 5,200 acre fire burning above the cities of Duarte and Azusa. (Courtesy of Oscar Cortez)

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Noodle World closed after 20 years in Westwood, but the owner is hoping to open another location in the neighborhood. (Mackenzie Possee/Assistant photo editor)
Noodle World closed after 20 years in Westwood, but the owner is hoping to open another location in the neighborhood. (Mackenzie Possee/Assistant photo editor)


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