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Meteorite breaks up over southern Arizona

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 03:50 p.m. HST, Dec 11, 2013



TUCSON, Ariz. » Meteor hunters and scientists are scouring the Tucson area looking for fragments of a meteor.

The large meteor reportedly entered the earth's atmosphere northeast of Phoenix and broke up over Marana just after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The massive fireball caused sonic booms, rattled windows and scattered much of its debris on Tucson's northwest side.

Now, scientists are in Tucson hunting for the remnants.

Prescott resident Robert Ward hunts for meteorites all over the world. He's in Tucson working with representatives from NASA and the American Meteor Society to begin the search for meteorites.

Because they can only search on public lands, Ward and his colleagues are asking private residents to contact him if they find meteorites on their private property so he and other scientists can plot the meteor's course.







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Hugo wrote:
The CIA bailed out of Marana in 1974. Or did they? Google it.
on December 11,2013 | 03:00PM
SteveToo wrote:
The sky is falling, the sky is falling. LOL The real question is HOW BIG WAS IT BEFORE IT BROKE UP????
on December 11,2013 | 03:43PM
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