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UK scientists begin search for meteorite fragments
March 03, 2021

In the United Kingdom, scientists have begun search for meteorite fragments that are likely to have fallen on Earth over England on Sunday night.

Many people across Northern Europe saw a fireball in the sky and the streak of light was also caught on special cameras.

Scientists think some pieces will have survived the intense heat of atmospheric entry and hit the ground.

 A computer model that analyzed the camera data suggests the probable site of impact is just north of Cheltenham, in south west England.

According to researchers at UK Fireball Alliance and London's Natural History Museum, finding the meteorite will help study and learn about where these things come from and how they form.