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Etching  of a Campo Del Cielo meteorite.




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Idaho is in the space age, officially. Now we have our own galactic slab.
In honour of Great Outdoors Month, Idaho First Lady Lori Otter, Governor C.L. Butch Otters wife, will accept the donation of a valuable meteorite on behalf of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
The meteorite will land in Idahos hands on Friday, June 1 at 9 a.m. at Eagle Island State Park outside of Boise.
Retired West Junior High earth sciences teacher Ron Reil of Boise is donating the meteorite for permanent exhibit at Bruneau Dunes State Park.

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The interactive sculpture - shaped like an asteroid - is meant to take the sting out of procedures that, no matter how life-saving, are as scary to the young ones enduring them as a deep black hole in the big dark sky.

"It's a bit of whimsy for them. It's a bit of distraction from the frightening business ahead" - Russell Zeid,  Toronto artist who conceived the eight-by-five-foot composite structure that features 12 intriguing portholes.

Being unveiled on Monday as part of the general opening of the new $23-million Mitchell Goldhar Cardiac Diagnostic & Interventional Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, the asteroid sculpture has a real meteorite embedded in its bronze-flecked side.

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