[meteorite-list] Meteorites may have fallen in Ontario???
From: Shawn Alan <shawnalan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:26:41 -0700
Not sure if this was posted but it seems like the sky is falling a lot
this month. I wonder has anyone found any new meteorites from these
article down below
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Meteorites may have fallen in Ontario
LONDON, Ont. - Astronomers from a southwestern Ontario university are
seeking the public's help to find meteorites that may have crashed near
St. Thomas, Ont.
Researchers from Western University say a basketball-sized meteor that
was almost as bright as the full moon lit up the skies of southwestern
Ontario this week.
Western astronomers are now hoping for help from local residents in
recovering one or more possible meteorites that may have crashed just
north of St. Thomas.
Western's faculty of science has a network of all-sky cameras in
southern Ontario that scan the atmosphere monitoring for meteors.
Peter Brown, who specializes in the study of meteors and meteorites,
says that on the evening of March 18 a long-lasting fireball was
detected by seven all-sky cameras.
The brilliant fireball started near Port Dover, Ont., at a height of 75
kilometres and moved westward before ending at an altitude of 32
kilometres between Aylmer, Ont., and St. Thomas. One or more meteorites
were produced by the slow fireball based on the video records from the
Researchers are interested in hearing from anyone approximately five
kilometres north or northwest of St. Thomas, who may have witnessed or
recorded the event, or who may have found possible fragments of the
freshly fallen meteorite.
In Canada, meteorites belong to the owner of the land upon which they
Received on Fri 25 Apr 2014 05:26:41 PM PDT