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The fireball that streaked across western Canadian skies was witnessed by thousands, and Hildebrand believes it was a 10-ton fragment from an asteroid. Videos from surveillance and police cameras showed the meteor exploding before it hit the ground. Reporters were told those observations, combined with the physical evidence, give scientists a treasure trove of data that could give them a better understanding of the solar system. The reports don't offer any indications of the type of meteorite the fragments are, but from the images they appear to possibly be iron. We'll add more images and information as they become available.
Originally posted by MBF
reply to post by Yarcofin
The meteor exploded and this is just a small piece.
Originally posted by duffster
The only question that comes to my mind is how do they know that it was the meteorite from the other night and not some other one that we did not see coming down in the past
It would be cool tho to have a chunk of meteorite in a glass case at home to show every one .
[edit on 30-11-2008 by duffster]