Monday, April 19, 2010

Wisconsin Meteor: Ground Zero Found


Lovecraft's fascination with meteors probably started when he saw the periodic showers over Providence. He says he witnessed a "great meteor" in 1906. So, we like to mention anytime a "colour out of space" is noted in the media.

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Meteor Fragment From Wisconsin Fireball Discovered by Farmer
By Tariq Malik
SPACE.com Managing Editor
posted: 17 April 2010

A small chunk of rock believed to be a fragment from a meteor that burst into a stunning fireball over Wisconsin Wednesday night was discovered by a farmer after it fell on the roof of his shed.

The meteor fragment is peppered with gray, white and reddish minerals, though one side is covered in what scientists called a "fusion crust" – a layer of dark material forged during the meteor's fiery passage into Earth's atmosphere. It weighs just 0.2 ounces (7.5 grams) and is about 2 inches (5 cm) long and less than an inch wide.

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