|Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History in Washington|
The Smithsonian paid $10,000 for the meteorite to Marc Gallini and Frank Ciampi, the doctors who found it. They have in turn given the $10,000 check to the Doctors Without Borders charity.
Museum spokesman Randall Kremer said Saturday the meteorite is part of the museum's research collection. The Smithsonian holds the world's largest collection of meteorites.
|Image of the meteorite that fell in Virginia|
But that claim was later dropped.