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The Car, the Hole, and the Peekskill Meteorite

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#96294 by @ 20.11.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
The Car, the Hole, and the Peekskill Meteorite

The Peekskill meteor of 1992 was captured on
16 independent
videos and then struck a car.

Documented as brighter than the
full Moon, the spectacular fireball crossed parts of several
US states during its 40 seconds of glory before landing in

New York.

The resulting meteorite, pictured here,
is composed of dense rock and has the size and mass of an extremely heavy
bowling ball.

If you are
lucky enough to find a
meteorite just after
impact, do not pick it up --
parts of it are likely to be either very hot or very cold.

In this weekend's
Leonid meteor shower, few meteors, if any, are expected to
hit the ground.

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#96654 by @ 01.12.2006 00:30 - nach oben -
I glaub i sött ä versicherig geg meteorite-schlag abschlüssä. mer weiss jo niä...