[meteorite-list] Canadian Scientists Seeking Help In Search For Meteor
From: Matt <Matt_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:09 2004
Get your a$$ up there and bring some back!! :)
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From: "Ron Baalke" <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 3:35 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Canadian Scientists Seeking Help In Search For
> 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.
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