Cameras Capture 'Fireball' In The Sky: Meteor May Have Crashed In Ontario

Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 10:14 in Astronomy & Space

For the second time this year, the University of Western Ontario Meteor Group has captured incredibly rare video footage of a meteor falling to Earth. Astronomers suspect the fireball dropped meteorites in a region north of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, that may total as much as a few hundred grams in mass. The Physics and Astronomy Department at Western has a network of all-sky cameras in southern Ontario that scan the sky monitoring for meteors.

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