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Niagara-area residents asked to search for space rocks after meteorite crash

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Scientists Are Calling Ontario People Niagara Be on the lookout for meteorite debris hitting the area this weekend.

Those who live in the area between Toronto And Hamilton was able to see the meteor light up the sky early Saturday morning.

peter brown Western University Physicists say the meteorite weighed about 500 kilograms and was less than a meter in diameter when it entered Earth’s atmosphere around 3:25 am on Saturday.

He says people living in the area from Toronto to Hamilton heard the sonic boom the meteorite caused because it was moving at about 40 times the speed of sound before breaking up in the atmosphere.

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A meteor lit up the CN Tower’s Niagara Falls sky early Saturday morning

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According to Brown, his research group believes that a small fragment of the meteorite reached the southern shore of Lake Ontario, around Grimsby and Vineland, and a larger fragment weighing several kilograms landed north of St. Catharines.

Kim Tate, curator of mineralogy, meteorites and gems at the Royal Ontario Museum, said a group of researchers had surveyed the area over the weekend looking for space rocks, but had found none because of the snow. .

Some of the snow has since melted, Tate said, and could help spot the meteorite’s black magnetic flakes.

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