[meteorite-list] Re: No Meteorite In Yorkshire
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:35 2004
>No space rocks in York
>March 1, 2001
Incidently, BBC had an earlier version of this article which has these
>Space Rock Falls On York
>A meteoroid has landed in a field in York, UK, narrowly missing a woman
>walking her two dogs.
>They found a smoking crater, about 15 centimetres (six inches) wide and
>just under a metre (three feet) deep, in a nearby field.
>Officials from the Yorkshire Museum have confirmed it was made by a rock
>falling from space.
I understand no rock was found in the hole, so I'm curious how these
museum officials confirmed it was a meteorite.
After the original article was put on the BBC webpage, it was updated 6 minutes
later to say no meteorite was found and that the hole was caused by
an underground electricity cable short-circuiting.
Received on Thu 01 Mar 2001 04:44:04 PM PST