Fireball in northern Finnish skies either meteor or space trash, expert says
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The massive fireball spotted in Lapland last week was a meteor that fell into the Vätsäri wilderness, says Ursa Astronomical Association.
While a large part of the meteor was destroyed when it entered the atmosphere, tens of kilos of the mass could be found in the backwoods.
"Meteorites of that size are quite rare. Usually, the pieces that end up on the Earth's surface weigh a few hundred grams or up to a few kilos," says Esko Lyytinen, mathematician at Ursa.
Finding the fragments of the meteorite will be challenging, says Marko Pekkola from Ursa, because of the difficult and remote terrain.
"In addition, it's dark all the time and the new snow will have covered any marks by now."
Ursa said it would resume its search after the winter.
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