[meteorite-list] Fireball Seen In Canadian Sky
From: Michael Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:12 2004
If pieces could be recovered? Don't count on it, this is Canada we're
talking about, they will spend 3 months mapping the strewnfield while the
meteorites sink into the lake, then brag about how they recovered a few
grams of the rarest meteorite to fall this century.
Too bad, another meteorite will be lost forever in the name of Canadian
pride and culture.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Baalke" <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
To: "Meteorite Mailing List" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2001 11:04 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Fireball Seen In Canadian Sky
> Fireball seen in sky
> By MICHELLE MARK
> Calgary Sun (Canada)
> October 15, 2001
> A booming fireball streaked through the sky yesterday leaving bewildered
> residents rubbing their eyes in disbelief.
> And although Calgarian Holly Goddard saw the spectacle around 2:20 p.m. as
she waited at an
> intersection at Barlow Tr. and McKnight Blvd., she said she had a hard
time believing it was
> just a meteor.
> "I saw this smooth, brilliant silver, elliptical-shaped thing shoot out
from behind a cloud,"
> she said, adding she also heard a piercing whistle.
> Although still unable to confirm if the object was a meteor, astronomer
Alan Dyer of the
> Calgary Science Centre said it could have a huge scientific impact.
> "If pieces can be recovered, it's very valuable scientifically."
> While it is still unclear where pieces of the object eventually landed,
> indicated they may have fallen in the Northwest Territories.
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