Fragments of last week's meteor explosion are being recovered near Natchez, says NASA
Fragments of the meteor that caused last weeks boom are being found around Natchez, according to NASA. Last Wednesday, reports of a loud “boom” heard from Brookhaven, to Port Gibson, to southern Warren County sparked curiosity and speculation among residents. MEMA later confirmed the loud sound, as in fact a meteor.
“I also SAW a large meteor fall this morning in the southern sky. NASA Meteor Watch confirmed on social media, fragments from the meteor which was heard across three states are being found in an area east of Natchez. Meteorite hunters Matthew Stream and Roberto Vargas, have taken up search in the area and have recovered meteorite fragments believed to be from the same meteor which stirred so much conversation and speculation.
Based on data of the meteor’s path, entry and speed, the hunters calculated the area they thought the remains might be found. NASA scientists had estimated the meteorite weighed around 90 pounds, was approximately 12 inches across and traveled at about 55,000 mph.
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