NASA scientists search for meteor fragments in Walker County

NASA scientists search for meteor fragments in Walker County

March 19th, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

The quiet Cove community in Walker County could be harboring a rock from hundreds of millions of miles away. NASA scientists believe meteorites from a space rock that flew into earth's atmosphere the night of March 7 could be somewhere in Walker County.

"That probably be the biggest thing to hit out here in a long time," says Jeremy Lee.

"It came from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter so this rock traveled several hundred million miles to get to Walker County," says Dr. Jim Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environmental Office.

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