Falling ice 'is comet debris'

AT least 10 melon-sized ice balls that have fallen from the sky in Spain in the past week are probably debris from comets rather than excrement ejected from planes, as first suspected, a scientist said yesterday. Enrique Martinez, head of a team studying the phenomenon at the Higher Council of Scientific Investigation, said: "They lack the typical colouring and texture we find in those cases."

A man escaped injury in southern Spain last week when an ice ball weighing 9lb smashed into his car . Since then nine more cases have been reported in Spain.

13 January 2000: Ice ball from plane crushes car

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