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    • 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. 

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  • Collection Information

    • WESTON

      Fell December 14, 1807

      Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA


      AMNH 353

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Meteorites--History

      Audience: General