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Postby butterfly » Nov 27, 2008 2:07 pm

I just watched and they barely mentioned the astroid that fell out west

They estimated as it being 5 million maga tons of energy

They said nothing of where it landed

Did any one hear where it did and what size crator??

It could have burned up after entry before it landed but I didn't hear if it did or not


The show was basically on the one that fell in Siberia 100 years ago
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Re: Discovery channel

Postby Countryboy » Nov 27, 2008 3:28 pm

I watched the Discovery show . . . Planet Discovery maybe . . and it was showing the estimated debris site to be in Saskatchewan . . . on the Altberta border.

Whatever debris that may have landed from this object could be worth a lot of money so it may be that somebody is being deliberately vague abt the potential crash(?) site.

Anybody here from Loydminister??? Time to haul out yr metal detector! :wink:

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Re: Discovery channel

Postby butterfly » Nov 27, 2008 4:55 pm

Thanks Frank

I didn't see that part

It must have been in the very beginning of the first few seconds of the show
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Re: Discovery channel

Postby Countryboy » Nov 27, 2008 6:13 pm

Yup . . . could be u missed it.

Or . . more probably . . I'm wrong abt where I saw it. For sure it was on TV . . yeah . . that's it . . TV! . . . somewhere. :? lol

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Re: Discovery channel

Postby Countryboy » Nov 28, 2008 11:55 am

The landing site has just been confirmed by CBC news. Abt 40 km from Loydminister near the Battle River. Here's the latest on the story so far .........................

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/11/28/meteorite.html

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Re: Discovery channel

Postby Laura » Nov 28, 2008 12:00 pm

Pretty cool. . . I wonder if there will be any large pieces found.
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Re: Discovery channel

Postby LeeInEdmonton » Nov 28, 2008 7:02 pm

To find possible larger pieces they will have to search further down the trajectory of the meteorite. Speed of the meteor decreases as it travels through the ever denser atmosphere as it falls. In the process of falling, the meteor will have showers of small rocks torn off & by the time it has neared the last of it's flight only the hard dense core will be left & that is where they may find larger pieces & they may have to dig for them.Course they are not going to mention this or treasure hunters may get to the site first.
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Re: Discovery channel

Postby butterfly » Nov 28, 2008 8:15 pm

I am sure I saw on the news the site has been found

someone frrom the US offered $12,000 for a small piece about 4 oz
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Re: Discovery channel

Postby LeeInEdmonton » Nov 29, 2008 7:26 pm

Yeah...I saw that too & still think larger pieces will be found further south of where they were. Heck....they didn't even break through the ice on the pond ???? Maybe they came down via parachute for a soft landing LOL

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