Calgary researchers looking for meteor fragments in B.C.
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:53AM EDT
CALGARY - A University of Calgary researcher is asking for the public's help in locating pieces of a meteor that lit up the sky before crashing to earth in southeastern British Columbia on Labour Day.
The meteor was seen by witnesses across B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as in several states when it entered the Earth's atmosphere as a brilliant fireball before it broke up into fragments.
University researchers have pieced together the approximate path of the meteor using video from the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, B.C., among other sources.
They say the largest of the rare space rocks may have fallen into Kootenay Lake.
Professor Alan Hildebrand says they also have a preliminary estimate of where meteorites may be found on the east side of the lake.
Anyone running security or wildlife cameras in the area is being asked to pass on the video.