Cranbrook Hosting Michigan Meteor Saturday Jan. 20

Cranbrook Hosting Michigan Meteor Saturday Jan. 20”

After a meteorite lit up the MI sky, Darryl Pitt, a private collector with the largest collection of meteorites, offered a sum of $20,000 to anyone who brings him the fragments of the same.

The American Meteor Society says portions of the findings will be donated to a scientific institution for classification.

Meteorite hunters who think they struck gold can have their find inspected by experts during a pop-up event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills. Many have never heard of Hamburg Township but now it's on the map. The very first fragment of the meteorite was located by these hunters on Thursday.

"I'm offering $20,000 for the first one kilo specimen - and I'm also happy to pay for any specimen that anyone finds", he said.

Holding the biggest of his meteorites, Ward told the newspaper: "Two days ago, this was hundreds of thousands of miles past the moon, and now I'm standing here holding it in my hand". "The seismic data lined up with Doppler data and the witness data". The pieces of rock that hit the ground are meteorites, and are valuable to collectors.

Three meteorites found by Longway Planetarium Astronomers from Tuesdays' event were on display Friday morning. When it enters Earth's atmosphere it becomes a meteor, fireball or shooting star.

Small pieces of it showered Hamburg and now meteorites hunters are searching high and low for these space rocks.

A total of six pieces have been found so far and more are expected to turn up in parts of MI.

"I want to motivate more people to look", Pitt said.

The preliminary analysis of the stone has indicated the possibility of it being an "L6 Chrondite" which is rather common. This means the meteorite was strongly heated, suggesting that this fragment was the part of a massive asteroid.

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