06/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Meteorite From Night Sky Explosion Donated To Chicago Museum

Because the meteorite hasn't been sitting around collecting contaminates for months - and the folks handling it now are using gloves to further protect it - researchers at the museum's Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies have a rare opportunity to conduct radiation tests not possible on other meteorites.

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