Saturday, November 22, 2008

Meteor Lights up Western Canada Skies

The meteor that streaked through the darkening skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan at about 5:30 p.m. Calgary time, likely weighed between one and 10 tons and shone brightly enough to be seen over an area 700 km (435 miles) wide.

Alan Hildebrand (a planetary scientist at the University of Calgary) said the meteor may have broken into hundreds of smaller meteorites that likely landed in central Saskatchewan near that province's border with Alberta.