"Bright Fireball" near Bancroft could drop meteorites
A fireball that was described as "as bright as the full moon" was observed by Western University and it is believed that he landed near Bancroft. A fireball, allegedly "as bright as the full moon" is, was seen on Wednesday at 2:45 in West Ontario. It traveled over Clarington and passed west of Peterborough before wiping out west of Bancroft.
It is possible that meteorites have landed near Cardiff.
Professorship in the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy Peter Brown. He adds that when entering the Earth's atmosphere, it moved about 70 times the speed of sound.
"We hope people in the area are looking for unusual stones," says Brown. It's safe to pick them up without protective clothing, but he says you have to take care of the rocks. "We would ask the people who find meteorites to actually put them in something like a zip-lock bag, or wrap them in foil and put them in a bag," says Brown.
"he says, Brown adds that it's rare for people to actually find meteorites after they've hit." The last time we recovered meteorites from southern Ontario was a fireball about ten years ago near Grimsby, Ontario, "he says at [email protected] or at her rock clinic on August 21
." We hope that one or two events are related to this event, "says Brown.
What is special about this meteorite is that we have a lot of good records from cameras that show us exactly where it came from the atmosphere and especially the orbit around the sun, "explains Brown." If we can find that meteorite again, it's almost as if we had a mission to return the spacecraft "
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