Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scientists recover meteorites from asteroid which entered our atmosphere

This endeavour was the first of its kind- trying to observe an asteroid entering the atmosphere and recovering parts of the celestial body in the form of meteorites. Recently it was known that a very small asteroid was about to enter the atmosphere and burn up on 10/7/2008. The hope was that the asteroid could be observed entering the atmosphere and that some meteorites would survive on reentry.
Here is more information and a photo of one of the bigger meteorites
not 3/28 consult archives
Here is more information about the meteorite

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