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An international meteorite hunter says it is unlikely anyone will find the remains of a meteorite that fell in a remote part of central Australia on the weekend.

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Ed ~ like many countries and states around the world, meteorites found in the Northern Territory of Australia are considered as property of the state.

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Hum,
thanks for the extra information.
It looks like it was the same meteor.

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I saw what I thougt to be a meteor on the same friday night between 630pm and 7pm. It was directly overhead as I drove thru Alice springs and I saw it burn out it left behind a tail of smoke. It was not heading in the direction of wallace rockhole but beyond Mt John. Not sure if it was perhaps a second meteor?? or is my sense of direction off.

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From the eye witness descriptions on the colours of the meteor, the composition of the meteor can be assumed to have contained Sodium.
Sodium produces a bright yellow colour.

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Mick Tickner from the Apatula Community Store describes seeing a spectacular light.

"...started off just a light trail as it passed across the sky and flared into a super brilliant gold and white light, and then looked like it was heading towards the Alice Springs area".

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Alice Springs Police received a report about 7pm of something that looked like a flare, but could not find anything. One Darwin stargazer described it as like nothing he had seen before.
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The community is located 120 km west from Alice Springs and 20 km south of Hermannsburg road. It takes 1? hours to drive there. By air, it takes 20 minutes to drive to the closest airstrip in Ntaria and 35 minutes to fly to Alice Springs.

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Latitude: 24 7'29.55"S, Longitude: 133 5'9.65"E

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-- Edited by Blobrana at 16:45, 2008-10-18

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It appeared against the early evening sky like a flare - moments later roofs rattled and verandas shook as it crashed to earth.
Immediately, the telephones of neighbours and friends within a 250-kilometre radius south of Alice Springs began ringing to discuss the meteorite that had flashed through the dusk on Friday night.

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"Some other follow-ups were done with the tower here at the Alice Springs airport and some further enquires are going to made here today with the seismic monitoring station here in Alice Springs" - Police spokesman.

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The source of bright lights, an Earth tremor and loud explosion in Central Australia remain a mystery for now.
Northern Territory police say a meteorite landing is a possibility.
Residents at the remote Wallace Rockhole community west of Alice Springs say they heard a loud explosion and felt the ground shake last night.

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Police believe a meteorite has crashed near Alice Springs overnight.
Residents at the remote Wallare Rock Hole Community report hearing a loud bang and feeling the ground shake at around 7:00pm local time

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