This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

The Great California Meteor Rush Is on!

by Shane McGlaun

I watched the Discovery Channel program Meteor Men a few times, certainly enough to understand that little pieces of meteor could be worth big money. On April 22 a gigantic fireball explosion rocked parts of northern California and Nevada. The fireball in the sky was a meteor estimated to have been about 154,300 pounds.

The explosion heard was a sonic boom of the giant meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Parts of that meteor hit the ground and have already been found by treasure seekers. However, so far only small portions of meteor have been found. Some researchers believe that there have to be large pieces out there waiting to be discovered.

“Only small pieces have been found. There have to be big pieces out there,” SETI Institute meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens said before the trip. “We’re just hoping to collect more meteorites for research.” The photo you see here is a group of NASA researchers heading to a NASA blimp to be used as an aerial platform to search for the meteor fragments. Meteors of this magnitude generally happen once per year around the Earth, but typically they happen in uninhabited areas. This meteor happened to plunge into the Earth’s atmosphere near populated areas and was witnessed by many people.

[via The Telegraph]

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
BLIK Dry Erase Coloring Decal Lose Yourself: Jazz Piano Remix Fallon & Fassbender: Frozen Blackjack The Great Wall (Trailer) 95octane logo
2000 Cobra R Mustang with 85 Miles for Sale Hennessey HPE 1000 Challenger Hellcat Tears up the Dyno Matech Ford GT1 Racecar Turns up on eBay Just a Lamborghini Towing a Goat Cart mightymega logo
Alternate Versions of Harley Quinn Han Solo in Carbonite Cutting Board Star Wars: Call of the Empire Prime 1 Studio Premium Masterline Optimus Prime G1 Statue