Recent meteor strike debris found

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers reported Friday they had found some debris from a 10-ton meteorite in Saskatchewan that lit up western skies last week.

In a statement, University of Calgary planetary scientist Dr. Alan Hildebrand and graduate student Ellen Milley said they had "located several fragments of meteorite Thursday afternoon and are conducting a search of the area to collect some of the estimated thousands of meteorite fragments densely strewn over an estimated (13-square mile) area near the Battle River."


The find was made near Lloydminister, Saskatchewan, which is on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper said.

Emergency officials were swamped with calls last Thursday after 5 p.m. when the intensely bright rock flashed across Alberta on an eastward trek.

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