Arctic Asteroid

Article ID: 19156

Released: 2-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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Arctic Asteroid!

In January, 2000, a seven meter, 200 metric ton rock from space streaked across the skies of western Canada. The meteor was at least as bright as the Sun before it exploded over the Yukon Territory. Scientists have recovered fragments of the carbon-rich rock, which researchers say is the most valuable meteorite find in at least 30 years.

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http://spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast01jun_1m.htm?list

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Contact: Tony Phillips
phillips@spacesciences.com


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