Canadian Meteorite Fragments Found

Posted on December 2, 2008  Comments (1)

University of Calgary graduate student Ellen Milley poses with a fragment of a meteorite

Pictures of Canadian Meteorite Fragments

Planetary scientist Dr. Alan Hildebrand from the University of Calgary and graduate student Ellen Milley brought reporters to a site where they have found numerous meteorite fragments from the bolide that streaked across the sky in Western Canada

The fireball that streaked across western Canadian skies was witnessed by thousands, and Hildebrand believes it was a 10-ton fragment from an asteroid. Videos from surveillance and police cameras [see below] showed the meteor exploding before it hit the ground

Photo: University of Calgary graduate student Ellen Milley poses with a fragment of a meteorite in a small pond. By Geoff Howe, The Canadian Press.

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