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10-ton rock responsible for fireball in Western Canada last week Investigation of the fireball that lit up the skies of Alberta and Saskatchewan on November 20 has determined that an asteroid fragment weighing approximately 10 tons entered the Earth's atmosphere over the prairie provinces last Thursday evening. And University of Calgary researcher Alan Hildebrand has outlined a region in western Saskatchewan where chunks of the desk-sized space rock are expected to be found. The fireball...
Experts say a flaming ball of fire was seen for more than 400 miles Thursday during one of the biggest meteor events to happen in Canada this year. Scientists say they hope to find remnants of the meteor, which streaked through the darkening skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan at about 5:30 p.m. Calgary time. They estimate it weighed between one and ten tons and shone brightly enough to be seen over an area 700 km (435 miles) wide. "It was somewhere between the size of a chair to the size...
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