Astronomers spot small area rock hours earlier than it drops meteorites


A small area rock was detected only a few hours earlier than hitting Earth’s environment and touchdown in Canada’s Lake Ontario on Saturday (Nov. 19). 

The mini-asteroid, lower than 3 toes (1 meter) extensive, was noticed by astronomer David Rankin at Mount Lemmon Observatory in Arizona, in line with (opens in new tab). Subsequent observations by different astronomers confirmed that the rock, coming from the path of the primary asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, was on a collision course with Earth

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