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Message 989577 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 14:34:08 UTC

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http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/15/midwest.fireball/

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Message 989638 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 20:13:30 UTC - in response to Message 989577.
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http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/15/midwest.fireball
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I heard about this yesterday on NPR. It appears a large rocky meteorite(1 or more cubic yards of material) lit up the midwestern sky 2 nights ago. pretty impressive when you consider how small that clump is
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Message 989820 - Posted: 17 Apr 2010, 12:42:43 UTC - in response to Message 989638.
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And as there were no reports of any new holes in the ground it also must have been traveling at escape velocity or it disintegrated at altitude,any news on that aspect?Sould have read the CNN report first as it said that it did break up.
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Message 990026 - Posted: 18 Apr 2010, 4:23:40 UTC - in response to Message 989820.

according to the report I heard it most likely broke into smaller pieces and landed over a 5 county wide area in rural Wisconsin. It's unlikely any part will be found or identified
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Message 990031 - Posted: 18 Apr 2010, 5:38:57 UTC

CBS meteorite video report.

RadioIowa meteorite article.

Looks like a few pieces might be found in Wisconsin.

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Message 990085 - Posted: 18 Apr 2010, 10:51:02 UTC - in response to Message 990031.



CBS meteorite video report.

RadioIowa meteorite article.

Looks like a few pieces might be found in Wisconsin.





Officials in the Geoscience Department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison have asked people who find fragments to bring them in as soon as possible and professor John Valley says their plea already has yielded results.

“We’ve been studying a sample here at UW-Madison that was brought in by a landowner west of Madison,” Valley says.

Valley has worked in the university’s geoscience department for 28 years, but this is the first time he’s seen part of a meteorite.

“The piece we have is very small, about the size of a peanut and there might be smaller pieces or bigger pieces,” he says.

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“It is on the outside a dull-black, matte black finish which is the fusion crust from where it became very hot falling through the atmosphere,” Valley says. There are crystals on the inside, according to Valley.




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Message 990316 - Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 2:35:59 UTC - in response to Message 990301.

unfortunately the aliens crashed in Wisconsin instead of taking the followers to heaven
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Message 990347 - Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 6:57:35 UTC - in response to Message 990316.

unfortunately the aliens crashed in Wisconsin instead of taking the followers to heaven


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Message 990555 - Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 23:47:00 UTC

Meteor Fragment From Wisconsin Fireball Discovered by Farmer

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Message 990607 - Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 5:40:19 UTC - in response to Message 990555.





Meteor Fragment From Wisconsin Fireball Discovered by Farmer


< is this post - comment 'invisible'? [simply 'wonderin']

“We’ve been studying a sample here at UW-Madison that was brought in by a landowner west of Madison,” Valley says <----- click on this






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Message 990719 - Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 16:03:29 UTC - in response to Message 990607.



< is this post - comment 'invisible'? [simply 'wonderin']

“We’ve been studying a sample here at UW-Madison that was brought in by a landowner west of Madison,” Valley says <----- click on this


No, it's there. I apparently was suffering a cranial-rectal inversion when I posted. Sorry 'bout that, Richard.

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Message 990735 - Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 22:13:06 UTC - in response to Message 990719.



< is this post - comment 'invisible'? [simply 'wonderin']

“We’ve been studying a sample here at UW-Madison that was brought in by a landowner west of Madison,” Valley says <----- click on this


No, it's there. I apparently was suffering a cranial-rectal inversion when I posted. Sorry 'bout that, Richard.



< thanks sC - 'just bein' slightly inquisitive' regardin' said matter . . . be well my friend


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Message 990801 - Posted: 21 Apr 2010, 5:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 990735.

Meteorite hunters descend on Iowa County farms

Town of Linden — - Billions of years before last Wednesday night, two asteroids collided somewhere in outer space, sending a rock on a path that ultimately led to Kevin Wasley's farm field.

It took much less time to nudge the orbits of meteorite hunters careening to southwestern Wisconsin where their zeal for tiny black rocks from outer space has created quite a sensation and boosted business in nearby communities.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/91669604.html

Pic's and story continues @ link.............

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