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Fireball explodes in sky near Chicago
News story originally written on April 4, 2003
A large meteor exploded in the sky near Chicago shortly after midnight on
March 28, 2003. People in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and
Ohio saw the meteor break apart as it flew across the sky. Many pieces of the
meteorite were found on the ground in the area. Some of the pieces
that were found weighed more than seven pounds. The pieces of the meteorite
did not hit
Some of the pieces hit houses in the area. One family
found a five-pound meteorite in
living room! The meteorite had crashed through their roof.
The meteor was made of stone. It was about the size of a small car
before it exploded. Meteorites almost never land in areas where
live. But small meteorites do land on the Earth several times each year.
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