The orbit and atmospheric trajectory of the Peekskill meteorite from video records

  title={The orbit and atmospheric trajectory of the Peekskill meteorite from video records},
  author={Peter Brown and Z. Ceplecha and Robert L. Hawkes and George W. Wetherill and Martin Beech and K. Mossman},
ON 9 October 1992, a bright fireball appeared over West Virginia, travelled some 700 km in a northeasterly direction, and culminated in at least one impact: a 12.4-kg ordinary chondrite was recovered in Peekskill, New York1. Fortuitously, the event was captured on several video recordings, which provide a detailed record of both the fragmentation of the object and related atmospheric effects. These are the first motion pictures of a fireball from which a meteorite has been recovered. We report… 
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