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Space Science

Meteorite Hunters Find the West Texas Fireball 64

Posted by kdawson
from the sweet-dreams-and-flying-machines-in-pieces-on-the-ground dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A fireball streaked over Austin, Texas on February 15 producing sonic booms and startling people for hundreds of miles. The video of the event was shown on national television and viewed by thousands of people on the Net. The first news reports speculated that the fireball might have been debris from a February 13th collision between two satellites over Siberia but space experts said that the object was probably a meteor. Now this has been confirmed: experienced meteorite hunters located a strewnfield about 120 miles north of the filming site of the Austin cameraman and have recovered over 100 freshly fallen meteorites."
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Meteorite Hunters Find the West Texas Fireball

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