America’s first fireball
As scientists in Europe continued to debate the extraterrestrial origins of meteorites, their counterparts in the United States discounted the theory—until a meteorite landed in their backyard. In 1807, astonished residents watched a fireball explode in the skies above Weston, Connecticut.
Fell December 14, 1807
Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Meteorites--History