Meteor hunters find the first pieces of the MI meteorite

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The first meteorite found was reportedly the size of a pecan, with the third about the size of a walnut. "It's been a real good day".

Is that just a rock in your backyard, or could it be a meteorite, a piece of debris from the meteor that held metro Detroiters attention Tuesday night? "I just saw a little black spot and that was it, but you know, so I was very fortunate to make the recovery but undoubtedly there's more out there", he said, according to the newspaper.

Meteorite hunter Robert Ward walks to the beach of a lake in Hamburg Township Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, having found three meteorites so far. He added that from a quick look at the meteorites, they all appear related and they all looked like ordinary chondrites - the most common type of meteorite found on Earth. "All right man, it's happening", he explained. "This fact, combined with the brightness of the meteor (which suggests a fairly big space rock), shows that the object penetrated deep into the atmosphere before it broke apart (which produced the sounds heard by at least 77 observers)".

"I've been arrested and tried for spying in the Middle East and nearly abducted by the FARC - the cocaine guerillas - in Colombia", he said.

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"No", he said. "No way".

It can also be financially rewarding.

" I didn't put two and two together until later on", she said.

"The study of meteorites tells us much about the earliest conditions and processes during the formation and earliest history of the solar system, such as the age and composition of solids, the nature of the organic matter, the temperatures achieved at the surface and interiors of asteroids, and the degree to which materials were shocked by impacts", NASA officials said.

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Darryl Pitt, a New York City inhabitant and shooting star specialist to Christie's sale house, is putting forth $20,000 for a recuperated section weighing no less than 1 kilogram.

"Meteorites are exceedingly rare", Pitt said. Another piece is the size of a quarter and the largest meteorite is about an inch wide, he said.

Todd Slisher had struck out in his previous hunts for meteorites. "And every meteorite that's found here, every single one, it's gonna sell for at least its weight in gold".

He explained that he is "especially motivated" to obtain a fragment of the meteor because he grew up in Southfield, Michigan. Federal law says meteorites belong to the owners of the property on which they fall. And no, they won't let you touch it. The analysis is free with museum admission.

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