[meteorite-list] Canadian Scientists Seeking Help In Search For Meteor

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:09 2004
Message-ID: <200111072235.OAA19783_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Scientists seeking help in search for meteor
November 7, 2001

CALGARY -- Researchers are hoping someone has a
photograph or video of the biggest meteor to fall in Alberta
in 40 years so they can tell where it landed.

Alan Hildebrand, a planetary scientist at the University of
Calgary, says the meteor was an asteroidal fragment that
weighed five to 10 tonnes, about 1.5 meters in diameter.

Hildebrand says it was travelling at roughly 20 kilometres
per second and this was probably the biggest rock to fall on
Alberta since 1960.''

The flaming rock was seen streaking north across the
Alberta sky near the British Columbia boundary on October
14th at around 2:20 a.m.

It exploded over the northern part of Banff National Park
with a deafening boom that could be heard 150 kilometers

Eyewitnesses reported seeing hundreds of pieces of the
rock falling to the ground, however, freshly fallen snow
may delay the hunt for particles until next spring.
Received on Wed 07 Nov 2001 05:35:45 PM PST

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