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Fireball that lit up Tokyo sky confirmed as meteor after pieces found

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Good news! We all thought it was ET! Thanks for the confirmation.

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If you find a meteorite in Japan do you get to keep it?

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Goodness, Gracious, It was a great ball of,

I’ll get my coat.

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If you find a meteorite in Japan do you get to keep it?

I don't know the laws of Japan, but if it lands on your property, it should be yours. At auction, meteorites go for much more cash than most people would expect.

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It could have been from Rodan.

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It's the same rule as a foul ball in baseball. Someone will come for it, then give you a keychain. Later on, they sell it for profit.

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whoever owns the entire condominium (plot of land) has the legal right to claim ownership. If it landed on government property that's another story

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Yeah I hope the person who FOUND it got some serious coin for it!!!

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This is not the year to be picking up meteorites from outer space.

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Meteorites are worth big money if they hit things

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Its not every day that you wake up find a chunk of space rock in your corridor.

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How could you even see a fireball in the sky these days through all these rain clouds?

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Did the meteorite go into quarantine ?

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Meteorites are worth big money if they hit things

They always hit the earth...

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whoever owns the entire condominium (plot of land) has the legal right to claim ownership. If it landed on government property that's another story

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't say where I found one if I was out and about and came across one. What are they going to do, check the serial number?

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whoever owns the entire condominium (plot of land) has the legal right to claim ownership.

That is true in the U.S. but may not be for Japan. Its a stupid law because if its a fresh one it was not a part of the original land sale because it was not even there. Moreover, the existence of the meteorite is only even known thanks to the finder. The owner has nothing to do with it except as stupid human concept of ownership. That law accomplishes two stupid things. One is to enrich someone who did nothing and is probably already rich, such as when part goes to a king because he supposedly owns everything. The other thing is to induce people to lie about where they found it. For these reasons its probably why the law pertaining to finding a treasure trove says it all goes to the finder, at least in the U.S.

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