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Friday, January 19, 2018

Fragments of the 'Michigan Meteor' have been found in Livingston County

Posted By on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 10:48 AM

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Three meteorite hunters from the American Meteor Society have found among the first reported fragments of the "Michigan meteor" that exploded over metro Detroit Tuesday evening.

The hunters told The Detroit News they found the first specimen within the initial 15 minutes of their Thursday search. So far, the group has discovered six meteorites in Hamburg Township, with the largest being a walnut-sized specimen found on a frozen lake. The hunters believe there are likely "thousands" more meteorites scattered around the area, and that the hunt could take months. The Free Press posted a NASA map made from data from weather radar that indicates the meteor fragments landed in a swath of land along M-36 in Livingston County.

Think you found a meteorite? Experts will be on hand from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills to analyze any specimens.

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