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The half-pound rock split into three chunks. A television station staffer took it to the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History and experts confirmed it was a meteorite.
They estimated it was travelling about 220 miles per hour when it struck.

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A Washington DC television station is reporting an apparent meteorite fall in Lorton, Va. The space rock, which has been taken to the Smithsonian Institution, crashed through the roof of a dentist's office at around 5:45 p.m. on Monday, narrowly missing patients and staff.
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Meteorite hits Lorton doctor's office

Much later, after the hole in the roof had been fixed and the debris cleaned up, after the cause of the damage finally had become clear, Frank Ciampi wondered: What are the odds?
He is a doctor. He has worked for 18 years in the two-story building in Lorton that houses the Williamsburg Square Family Practice, in the 9500 block of Richmond Highway. He spends his days walking in and out of examining rooms, seeing patients.
What are the chances, as he goes about his routine, that he'll get hit by a meteorite?

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