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The fireball or meteor went from top left to bottom right and looked light a huge white streak with hints of other colors within the tail with a bright white ball at the head of it before finally disintegrating.Jessica, New York City (AMS 2507-2023)
At this time, only the main mass and a broken fragment in the same house have been found.
Search Efforts are in progress.
Type: LL6 (Unclassified)
Masses Found: 984g, 13.6
TKW: 997.6gUpdated 2023-MAY-11: Confirmed with Dr. Shannon Graham of the College of New Jersey’s physics department, that the main mass is 984 grams and has a bulk density of 3.2 to 3.3 g/cm^3.
Approximate coordinates of the find are available in this kml file:
Marc Fries of NASA located Doppler radar data, as described in the story below.
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UPDATE 2023-05-10: Initial search area posted. No hard trajectory data available, the input trajectory was designed to match the find and the Doppler. Needs some tweaking to match all the Doppler hits to the southeast, unless they represent very small fragments.
V2 UPDATE 2023-05-10: Earthcam footage from New York City was used, along with the find data, and the Doppler data, to approximate a trajectory. Confidence is fair. Doppler polygons added as a separate file. Just for fun, we label the Doppler polygons with popular baby names from New Jersey.
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