Thursday 14 December 2017

Hunt hots up to find meteorite worth €1m

Lynne Kelleher

Tipperary has been pinpointed as the site where a meteorite worth 20 times its weight in gold crash-landed from space.

Hundreds of callers to Astronomy Ireland have logged reports on the meteorite, which blazed across the night sky at 9.20pm on Wednesday.

Chairman of Astronomy Ireland David Moore said the organisation was hoping to have an even more precise location in the county as more reports are logged.

He said: "We've had hundreds of calls and we've pinpointed the location to in and around Tipperary.

"We are now looking for reports from people in Tipperary or the surrounding counties who saw a very bright fireball streak across the sky . . . The rock could be worth one million euro."

It will look very different to an ordinary rock, he added.

Sunday Independent

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