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Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by ev on 25 November 2008 8:01am
 
Today's NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: A police dashboard video camera in Edmonton, Canada on Nov. 20th captures a meteor as it explodes through the Earth's atmosphere:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap081125.html
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by mrsthing on 25 November 2008 4:55pm
 
WOW! I've never seen one that bright!
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by tucsonmike on 25 November 2008 10:34pm
 
I saw that this morning on the news. It is though the meteor was the size of a tractor trailer truck. Officials are searching for the crash site. You could see the lights up to 500 miles.
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by Ken Dunn on 25 November 2008 11:04pm
 
It looks like both pieces burnt up before they hit the ground.
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The link to the police video has been changed to the photograph of an outer space nebula since the original message was written.
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The clip seems to be a repeat of itself as there are similar landmarks on the right side so there was only one fireball.
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by suzulu on 25 November 2008 11:09pm
 
Awesome!
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by canaveralgumby on 26 November 2008 1:55am
 
Wow! The next thing you expect after a sight like that is President Morgan Freeman telling us everything will be alright.
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by Lounge Trekker on 26 November 2008 2:20am
 
That first link didn't work well although it does show something spectacular. Here's a different link to a You Tube clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HH7piToho4

The size of a tractor trailer, Mike? I think we would all have felt the vibrations from something that size! Maybe home security will quarantine Canada until they find the crater it caused.

Pete
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by TERRY S on 30 November 2008 4:01am
 
That was well cool!
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by ev on 30 November 2008 11:49am
 
Ok I've corrected the original link. The NASA website always uses the same link for 'today's' photo then the address changes the next day. If that makes sense.
 
Re: Great footage of a meteor falling to earth in Canada by Ken Dunn on 14 December 2008 12:20am
 
I see there was another one, Asteroid 2008 TC3, which was spotted 21 hours before striking earth over Sudan about two months ago. This was the first time detection and then strike prediction has been accurately calculated before the strike.
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It was the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson that saw it first. Did you hear about this locally, tucsonmike?
 
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