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More meteorite chunks discovered
With the national media focused on Grimsby, Ontario, a scientifically-fuelled scavenger hunt - led by a team of Western researchers - has now produced three golf ball-sized fragments of meteorite from the small town nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment.

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...there hasn't been this much excitement in the west Niagara outpost since the last time town council approved the bulldozing of fruitland for housing.
Make no mistake about it. The discovery of meteor shrapnel in our midst is a big deal.

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Scientists have discovered a second golf ball-sized meteorite in the western part of this town, and say there could be many more pieces of a Sept. 25 fireball lying around the area.
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Credit The Hamilton Spectator

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Flightpath and scatterfield of meteor

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Meteorite from September 25 fireball event recovered and presented

When Tony Garchinski heard a loud crash just after 9 p.m. on Friday, September 25 he didnt think much of it. That is, until he awoke the next morning to find the windshield of his moms Nissan Pathfinder with a huge crack in it. Making note of the unusual rocks he later found on the cars hood, Garchinski chalked the incident up to vandalism and filed a police report.
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Scientists say a golf ball-sized rock that smashed through the windshield of an SUV is a meteorite, possibly from a spectacular fireball that streaked across the sky above Hamilton three weeks ago.

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Western astronomers locate meteor
A golf ball-sized fragment of the meteorite that lit up the skies of southern Ontario three weeks ago has been recovered in Grimsby, Ontario.


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A fragment of meteorite the size of a golf ball smashed in the windshield of a Grimsby family's sport utility vehicle on Sept. 25, according to a media release from the University of Western Ontario.
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In space, the ancient meteor hurtled across inconceivable distances before illuminating the heavens as a brilliant fireball. Now that it has crashed to Earth, however, its remnants can be mistaken for less sublime substances.

"Goose turd looks remarkably like a fusion-encrusted meteorite
" - Phil McCausland.

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A possible scatter zone has been created by Rob Matson.

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Latitude: 4312'36.50"N, Longitude: 7937'49.43"W



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