Monday, January 21, 2008

Falling Meteor - Caught on Tape

The meteor was moving north over the Rocky Mountains from the U.S. Southwest to Canada on August 10,1972 and was filmed by a tourist at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming with an 8-millimeter color movie camera.

This meteor was supposed to have ended its life in a Hiroshima-atomic bomb like blast, but it never hit the ground. It continued to fly 58km above the ground and grazed Earth's atmosphere for about 100 seconds, before skipping out and going back into its orbit around the sun.

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