24 November 2008

$10,000 to anyone who can locate and give him the first one-kilogram chunk

This meteor was thought to generate only about 1/3 KT (from 10% luminous efficiency based on measured irradiance), which would make it significantly smaller (less than half) than 2008TC3 which impacted the atmosphere over Sudan (see earlier posts). The Canadians are apparently feverishly working to estimate the fall area and recover fragments before the first snow.

This particular meteor was thought to weigh about one to seven tonnes before it entered the Earth's atmosphere, and was five times as bright as a full moon.

He said the people with the best chance of finding pieces are the ones who heard the sonic boom made by the falling meteorite chunks.
"If you hear that, then you're probably within 30 kilometres of it."

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