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French hunt for Meteorite

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France’s ranks of amateur astronomers have been urged to help find an apricot-size meteorite that fell to Earth last weekend in the south-west of the country.

The rock, estimated to weigh 150 grams (just over five ounces), was captured plunging through the atmosphere by cameras at an astronomy education facility in Mauraux, and landed at exactly 10.43pm on Saturday near Aiguillon, about 100km (62 miles) from Bordeaux.

Astronomically hard: French stargazers hunt for meteorite the size of apricot | France | The Guardian

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ChrLzs

I don't know how many caught it on cameras, but if there is more video footage and/or a few more images like the one shown, from different locations, then the landing area could be triangulated to just a few square kilometres or even less.

(It isn't clear if that pic is the meteorite, or just a sample image..) 

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6 hours ago, ChrLzs said:

I don't know how many caught it on cameras, but if there is more video footage and/or a few more images like the one shown, from different locations, then the landing area could be triangulated to just a few square kilometres or even less.

(It isn't clear if that pic is the meteorite, or just a sample image..) 

It still would take enormous luck to stumble upon it. But it would help.

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