posted on Dec, 22 2008 @ 07:27 PM
I want to go look too! lol
This is exciting as soon we will be able to find out what the rocks are made of as well as where they think it came from.
U of C planetary scientist Alan Hildebrand said in a written statement there are roughly 2,000 meteorites of 10 grams or more, per square kilometre,
in the northern part of the field where the fragments were found.
Altogether, he calculated, there are likely more than 10,000 meteorites on the ground in the area.
"The last day that the search teams were out, it snowed all day and we still found five meteorites which is ridiculous. It shows just how many are
out there," Hildebrand said.
The asteroid is being called the "Buzzard Coulee fireball," named after the area where Milley found the first fragments.
The largest meteor fall previously on record occurred when hundreds of fragments were recovered near Bruderheim, Alta. in 1960.
Also I gave link to a photo below.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 22-12-2008 by whiteraven]