Meteor hunters descended on an area near Detroit to look for fragments of a recent meteorite, and two lucky hunters found it.
In an incredible new find, two meteorite hunters have managed to find fragments from a recent meteor that lit up the sky over Michigan. Robert Ward and Larry Atkins came all the way from Arizona to find fragments, with the former having found hundreds of fragments in his meteorite hunting career.
The meteor, about six feet wide, broke apart about 20 miles above the Earth recently, creating a bright light in the skies over Michigan. The fragments were believed to have fallen near Hamburg Township, and Atkins and Ward managed to track down the fragment with the help of Doppler radar combined with eyewitness accounts.
Longway Planetarium also got a hold of three fragments that will be put on display.