Lotus, CA (CNN) - Scientists are hunting for meteorite fragments in a horse pasture outside Lotus, California.
These space rocks came from a meteorite that fell to Earth around Sutter's Mill on April 22 nd.
That's the same area where the Gold Rush began.
The family that owns the land where the meteorite fell has donated it to NASA.
Scientists believe the meteor could hold the answers to the origin of life on Earth and the universe.
They also hope it will shed light on the early solar system and the formation of our planets.