Fragments from a meteor that lit up the skies in Michigan have been recovered by meteorite hunters from Arizona.
A huge meteor that exploded over Michigan recently produced some fragments that hit the ground, and a pair of meteorite hunters have managed to find them. The fragments fell near Hamburg Township and were discovered by Arizona-based meteorite hunters Larry Atkins and Robert Ward, and Ward has found hundreds of fragments in his lifetime.
The meteor was about six feet wide and it created an intense glow near Detroit as it disintegrated 20 miles above the surface of the Earth. Atkins and Ward were able to find the fragments using the testimony of witnesses and a little bit of help from Doppler radar.
Atkins and Ward showed off the fragment to the media recently, marveling at its composition and the fact that it had spent its lifetime speeding through the outer reaches of space before finding its way to his hand.