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Qaqortoq meteor 1997
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A large fireball was witnessed over Southern Greenland on 9 December 1997. It passed a bit south of Nuuk in a southeasterly direction and may possibly have landed in Greenland itself rather than plunging into the sea. An air search was launched. The original size of the bolide could have been from 50 m if it was a stony body, to 100 m if it was an icy cometary fragment
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Greenland meteor 1997
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On 9 December 1997, sensors aboard DOD satellites detected the impact of a meteoroid at 08:15:55 UTC roughly midway between Nuuk and Qaqortoq, Greenland. 

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