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Let it snow! Snow like this might have covered up the Greenland meteor.
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Giant Meteor Hits Greenland?
News story originally written on December 22, 1997

A burst of light pierced the Greenlandish darkness on the night of December 9th. It is thought that a meteor may have plunged through the atmosphere and landed on the southern part of the island.

Seismic disturbances were traced as far away as Norway, Finland and Germany. It was said that the "flashes observed in conjunction with the meteorite were so bright as to turn night into daylight at a distance of 100 kilometers and can be compared to the light af a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere." (Niels Bohr Institute, Geophysical Department). This bright of a flash suggests a giant meteor!

A search by an ice reconnaissance plane has been started to find this meteor. However, heavy snowfall which must have buried the meteor is slowing the search process. But the search goes on...!

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