Articles in Category: Meteorite Hunting
During my childhood years in London Monty Python's Flying Circus was the most controversial and talked-about show on television. My father wryly encouraged me to stay up until 9:25 pm and watch each new weekly BBC episode. It aired on a school night, which worried my mom and, anyway, she found the racy and provocative content entirely inappropriate for a young lad. My mom was a brilliant woman, and that was one of the few times I remember her being clearly in error. I remain a Python fan to this day and recently, as a most thoughtful gift, received the entire collected episodes in a DVD boxed set.
As Sherlock Holmes used to say to his pal Watson whenever a new chase began: "The game's afoot!" Two independent groups led by my colleagues Ron Dilulio, and Mike Farmer, have found small freshly-fallen stone meteorites on the ground near Waco, Texas. They are almost certainly associated with the bright daytime fireball witnessed over Austin, TX on the afternoon of February 15.