Meteorite fragments found near frozen lake by MI meteorite hunters


Six Meteorites Found, More Expected Following Michigan Meteor

The lucky few who were able to locate pieces of meteorite didn't divulge where they found them. A major section of the fragment fell in the township of Hamburg.

Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the US after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments. Atkins claims Cosmic Connection Meteorites, while Ward works Robert Ward Meteorites.

'Two days ago, this was hundreds of thousands of miles past the moon, and now I'm standing here holding it in my hand.

Ward said he utilized seismic information, Doppler radar and witness data to limit where to look. A prior permission was also obtained from the land-owners before the search continued.

It's possible there are still more meteorites out there.

A meteoroid is a little lump of space rock or comet.

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When it enters Earth's atmosphere it becomes a meteor, fireball or shooting star.

The bits of shake that hit the ground are shooting stars, and are significant to authorities.

Three meteorites will be on display for press viewings at Longway Planetarium today, Friday, Jan. 19. However, to be characterized as a meteorite, the rock must be analyzed in a lab which tags them in accordance with the results.

A total of six pieces have been found so far and more are expected to turn up in parts of MI.

Ward estimates he's collected about 600 meteorites from around the world over the years.

The preliminary analysis of the stone has indicated the possibility of it being an "L6 Chrondite" which is rather common. Further analysis of the samples shall be conducted at Chicago Field Museum.

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