Location: Eastern USA, -, USA
Duration: 41 seconds
No of observers: 0
Reported: 2012-12-11 03:34:55 Pacific
Posted: 2012-12-20 00:00:00
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail, Aircraft nearby, Landed
Fireball meteor impacts a car with license plate carrying a message just before NASA begins HRMS project..
A cosmic fireball/meteor split apart into 70+ fragments, one fragment of which impacted the right tail-light of a parked Chevrolet in Peekskill, New York. A 12.4 kg. chondritic meteorite was recovered, exhibited and studied at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC (77th street lobby), along with the car it impacted. 4" x 5" x 11" meteroite impacted and destroyed a 4" x 21" signal-light without damaging the chrome bumper immediately beneath the signal-light.
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