Any Colorado members planning on finding its debris field (if any)? @acpeacemaker - game on?
Peace and Fun,
g_axelsson said:I think the possibility to recover anything from that meteor is very slim. It looked as it came in with a quite steep slope so it slammed head first into the atmosphere before it had the possibility to bleed off the excess speed. That usually means that it evaporates fully in the atmosphere.
The article contains a quite big factual error too, there might have been 1200 people damaged by the Chelyabinsk meteorite but it was from the shock wave that crushed windows, blew in doors and even a roof on a factory. No individual was hit directly by a fragment of the meteor. A main body was found in a lake after punching through the ice and thousands of smaller fragments were found in the snow. I have two pieces in my collection.
But if you are in the area, go and hunt for it. It's only by looking we can find something and it can be a fine day out in the field.