February 9, 2023



Pristine meteorite found within hours of hitting Earth


By Eleanor K. Sansom, The Conversation  |  Published: Thursday, November 17, 2022

At about 10 o’clock on the night of Feb. 28, 2021, a fireball streaked through the sky over England. The blazing extraterrestrial visitor was seen by more than 1,000 people, and its descent was filmed by 16 dedicated meteor-tracking cameras from the UK Fireball Alliance and many dashboard and doorbell cams.

With the time difference to Australia, the Global Fireball Observatory team at Curtin University were the first to dig into their cameras’ data, quickly realizing there may be very special meteorites to find around the town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

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