Check Photo | NASA recovers meteorite pieces that crashed into Earth

NASA has recovered meteorite pieces from many areas. Those living in Mississippi have revealed how their houses were rattled, spreading panic.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:12 IST
A number of meteorite pieces are being recovered in the area. (NASA Meteor Watch)
A number of meteorite pieces are being recovered in the area. (NASA Meteor Watch)

Almost over a week ago, a meteorite rattled houses in the state of Mississippi and other neighbouring states in the US. Now, NASA has claimed to have located pieces and fragments of the meteorite. Bill Cooke from NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office, says the fireball in question was seen around 8:03 a.m. CT on Wednesday, 27 April 2022. He explained what this fireball was. Speaking to USA Today, Bill said that the fireball was nothing but a piece of an asteroid which weighed almost 80-90 pounds. However, he added that it was quite small, so small that it should not have created much panic in the public. The residents of the area however, asserted that their houses were shaking and the effect was quite shocking.

Further, NASA asserted that this fireball has produced a level of energy which is almost three tons of TNT. The fireball appeared to be brighter than even the full moon. However, this brightness disintegrated just 34 miles above Louisiana. The meteorite, in all its glory, was traveling at a speed of 35,000 miles per hour, not at the anticipated and previously reported 55,000 miles per hour. Adding to this, NASA has claimed to have found meteorites in various areas that include east of Natchez, Louisiana-Mississippi border.

What is interesting to note here is that the U.S. Law states that any meteorite that crashes in someone's private property then it belongs to the owner of the property. NASA, however, has asked the public to alert them in case they do find a meteorite.

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First Published Date: 06 May, 10:33 IST