Skip to comments.The Peekskill Fireball (October 9, 1992)
Posted on 10/03/2004 8:46:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
This photograph was taken by S. Eichmiller in Altoona, Pennsylvania just after the main meteoroid body broke up into fragments.
The events surrounding the fall of the Peekskill meteorite on October 9, 1992 were quite unique. It was observed by many people who were attending a football game, being photographed and videotaped by over a dozen people. The meteorite was found crashed into the trunk of a parked car.
(Excerpt) Read more at starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov ...
The Man Who Made An Impact
by David H. Levy
Restless Earth Collection
"TV CORRESPONDENT: Michelle Knapp's car is like a museum exhibit. Hundreds of people have been coming by since Friday to look at the hole in her trunk. What damaged her car was this rock. Already, she says, she has had several calls from museums and collectors wanting to buy it and the trunk of her car."
"The Doomsday Asteroid"
PBS Airdate: April 29, 1997
Whoops. Missed the anniversary again.
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