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Aloha,

Is it only me, because the links dont show any story about a meteorite dropping in Utah!confused0082[1].gif

Aloha,

Stan aka Kaimi

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A later video from a Grand Junction, CO police car triangulated the possible strewnfield more west and south of the original Dugway spot. I'll find the link and post it later. (my hard drive crashed in Dec. and I lost all my links) :(

I'm possibly thinking of a 3 day outing to try to find it when the weather warms up in March or April.

Kaimi, here are some links for you:

Meteor lights up early morning sky

Original triangulation

Midnight meteor fascinates Utahns

Calculations estimate meteor lit up 500,000 miles

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Hello, Anyone see this fall in Utah this morning? There's a lot of video of it so should be possible to triangulate its position. There should be a new strewn field out there in the desert.

Sorry, all these links appear to have expired. Thanks vegasrocker fro the new ones!

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From Wikipedia:

"A large bolide was reported on November 18, 2009 over South Eastern California, Northern Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado. At 12:07 am, a security camera at the high altitude W. L. Eccles Observatory (9600 ft above sea level) recorded a movie of the passage of the object to the north [25][26]. Of particular note in this video is the spherical `ghost' image slightly trailing the main object (this is likely a lens reflection of the intense fireball), and the bright fireball explosion associated with the breakup of a substantial fraction of the object. An object trail can be seen to continue northward after the bright fireball event. The shock from the final breakup triggered seven seismological stations in Northern Utah; a timing fit to the seismic data yielded a terminal location of the object at 40.286 N, -113.191 W, Alt. 27 km [27]. This is above the Dugway Proving Grounds, a closed Army testing base."

The terminal location (where it exploded) puts it over the Dugway Proving Grounds.....could the larger fragments have traveled further towards the town of Callao, UT or in to the Deep Creek mountains? Anyone know the trajectory of this meteor?

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The terminal location (where it exploded) puts it over the Dugway Proving Grounds.....could the larger fragments have traveled further towards the town of Callao, UT or in to the Deep Creek mountains? Anyone know the trajectory of this meteor?

Our final ground track and projections eliminate this possibility and put the largest pieces well into no man's land (SSW of Granite Peak). Such a pity, as there is a good chance meteorites were produced and are lying on the surface of the salt flat (perhaps with the strewnfield of dead animals!). In my opinion, it is highly unlikely that any meteorites made it as far SW as deep canyons. That area does not agree with the best camera angles we had. There is a Doppler target there, but it is a mountain echo, which can be reproduced in other time/sweep cycles. This area is simply too far west from the predicted line (~25 miles). IMO, this is a lost meteorite. Dugway has good reason to keep people, including its own, from wandering about out there. This would have been a hunter's dream.

Mike Bandli

www.HistoricMeteorites.com

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Our final ground track and projections eliminate this possibility and put the largest pieces well into no man's land (SSW of Granite Peak). Such a pity, as there is a good chance meteorites were produced and are lying on the surface of the salt flat (perhaps with the strewnfield of dead animals!). In my opinion, it is highly unlikely that any meteorites made it as far SW as deep canyons. That area does not agree with the best camera angles we had. There is a Doppler target there, but it is a mountain echo, which can be reproduced in other time/sweep cycles. This area is simply too far west from the predicted line (~25 miles). IMO, this is a lost meteorite. Dugway has good reason to keep people, including its own, from wandering about out there. This would have been a hunter's dream.

Mike Bandli

www.HistoricMeteorites.com

Is it on testing grounds for equipment and training or is it an impact zone for artillery?

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Hey VegasRocker I saw the videos when it first happened, cool one with the cop car. Imagine trying to metal detect on an impact zone for artillery :zapped:

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Looks like someone may have found stones:

From www.desertnews.com:

"Found parts of it | 12:58 p.m. April 3, 2010

on BLM land outside of Dugway. Definite meteor parts and they pass the magnet test. More searching going on and I'm heading back out when the weather clears up."

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Looks like someone may have found stones:

From www.desertnews.com:

"Found parts of it | 12:58 p.m. April 3, 2010

on BLM land outside of Dugway. Definite meteor parts and they pass the magnet test. More searching going on and I'm heading back out when the weather clears up."

Hi VR, I see no mention of a meteorite being found out at the Dugway Proving grounds in the link you provided. Do I need to sign up (can't figure out how to do that!) to view it or something? Secondly, why would they report a meteorite find in Utah in a California newspaper?

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Sorry Paseclipse, I had already closed the window....and all my eye seen was "desert" not "deseret". :arrowheadsmiley:

Here is the direct link to the story comments where this was posted:

Did meteor hit near Dugway?

He says he found "meteor parts" "on BLM land outside of Dugway"..... but I have been studying all the videos and any info I can find since Nov. 19. 2009, and I have triangulated and plotted my own ground track and terminal burst location and my calculations don't put a strewnfield near where he claims to have found stones.

I am planning a 4-day trip in a few weeks to see if my calculations are valid .... wish me luck!!! ;)

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