Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:

This attractive object was found in a field in Kenya the morning after a possible meteor was seen.

Meteorites are never this spherical. They never have this combination of colors with this type of pattern, even after they have been carved or milled by humans.
What is it?

It's probably a man-made object unrelated to the meteor. A chemical analysis of the surface showed high concentrations of elements zirconium and lead. These are elements that occur only in low concentrations in meteorites.  


Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you’ve found until you read this and this.