A meteorite hunter appears to have discovered fragments from the bright meteor spotted over Michigan recently.
Meteorite hunters descended on the Detroit area recently after a meteor lit up the sky over Michigan, and it appears a pair of meteorite hunters have managed to find a fragment. Larry Atkins and Robert Ward of Arizona came to Michigan to search for the fragments, and they displayed their find for all to see recently.
The meteor would have been a couple of meters in width, and it broke apart about 20 miles up. Authorities believe the fragments ended up in an area near Hamburg Township, and Atkins and Ward used both eyewitness accounts and Doppler radar to narrow their search down.
Ward marveled at the meteorite in his hand, and how it once was flying through outer space before making its way toward Earth, according to an ABC News report. He called it a “spectacular specimen,” and fortunately for science, he’s not the only one, as the Longway Planetarium managed to get three fragments that they will put up for display.
In his lifetime as a hunter of meteorites, Ward believes he has collected hundreds of fragments.