How Do You Trace a Meteorite Back To Its Home?

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It’s virtually impossible to tell where a meteorite comes from, but in 2018, scientists were able to pull a feat of forensic astronomy and do just that.

Host: Reid Reimers

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Sources:
https://authors.library.caltech.edu/108964/3/maps.13653.pdf

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/meteors-and-meteorites/in-depth/
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/maps.13653
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/dawn/overview/
https://www.seti.org/press-release/asteroid-hit-botswana-2018-likely-came-vesta
https://trek.nasa.gov/vesta/#v=0.1&x=22.148437086852653&y=-22.147503136852634&z=1&p=urn%3Aogc%3Adef%3Acrs%3AIAU2000%3A%3A2000004&d=

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https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/meteor-shower-in-space-animated-background-btyq6aofgizhsfl4p
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30525
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11758
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/flying-into-an-asteroid-belt-in-outer-space-bdctdwdylk9mhl1tm
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/big-group-of-birds-around-a-pond-in-central-kalahari-game-reserve-in-botswana-hdaao3krlkc31jxji
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/map-of-botswana-with-neighbor-countries-pinned-on-world-map-gm1279206178-377895800
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/closeup-3d-rendering-of-asteroids-and-the-earth-planet-bloch4e9eizmlhqdc
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/flying-towards-asteroid-field-and-colliding-with-asteroid-rwhlhw
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11229

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