Talk:Sylacauga (meteorite)

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Fork[edit]

I forked the article:

  1. in Hodges meteorite I left everything about the fragment that hits Mrs Hodges and the consequences of this event
  2. in Sylacauga (meteorite) I put everything about the meteorite fall from a scientifical viewpoint

In my opinion this is the best solution. Basilicofresco (talk) 10:35, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Not the only one[edit]

There is a second known instance of a meteor striking a human. A Ugandan boy was hit with a 3 gram piece of a meteor in the Mbale strike. I've found a number of links to it, some of them on college astronomy sites.

Here's one: http://astro.wsu.edu/worthey/astro/html/im-meteor/strikes.html

I'm going to delete / modify the comment in the article about the only one, hearing no objections here. Dictouray (talk) 17:54, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, I just updated the article. Thanks for pointing it out! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 11:39, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
The first one in the astro.wsy.edu page states: "On September 27, 2003, a bright meteor fragmented into several pieces, which injured at least three people in the Orissa region of eastern India." so article is still incorrect. Kahkonen (talk) 08:42, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Well done. --Basilicofresco (msg) 09:20, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Hoax[edit]

I have removed the unproven claim (and obvious hoax) of a person allegedly hit by a meteorite earlier this month.