Bored during the weekend? What about meteorite hunting ?

March 4, 2009 at 11:18 Leave a comment

… you’ll have to go to Texas though…

Look ma, a fallig star !

On the afternoon of February 15, 2009 a television cameraman covering a marathon in Austin, Texas captured a spectacular fireball on video.

Eyewitnesses to the north in McClellan County saw the fireball close up. Many reported hearing loud sonic booms and someone even reported that the shock waves broke a window in his house.

By studying first hand accounts, specialists were able to predict that meteorites made it to the ground north of Waco, Texas about 120 miles from the Austin cameraman who filmed the event.

This meteorite was found only six days after it fell to earth. Note how this stone has partially buried itself in the ground, forming a small impact pit. Photograph by Geoffrey Notkin © Aerolite Meteorites.

This meteorite was found only six days after it fell to earth. Note how this stone has partially buried itself in the ground, forming a small impact pit. Photograph by Geoffrey Notkin © Aerolite Meteorites.

Source: http://geology.com/meteorites/meteorite-hunting.shtml

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Entry filed under: Nature, Science, Space.

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