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Weston is an H4 ordinary chondrite that fell in Fairfield County, Connecticut on December 14, 1807. Weston has historical significance because it provided proof for American scientists that meteorites fall from the sky at a time when reports of such events were treated with skepticism. For many years, however, Thomas Jefferson (then President of the United States) was erroneously reported to have said that he "would more easily believe that two Yankee professors would lie than that stones would fall from heaven.”


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