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Old 12-04-2005, 12:29 PM
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Meteorite lights up Western Australia skies

December 04, 2005

A spectacular meteorite fireball has lit up the sky over a wide area of Western Australia.

The spectacle is reported to have been in the north of the state, also as far east as Kalgoorlie, nearly 500km from Perth, and in the south at Albany, which is just over 400km from the capital.

Astronomers believe the meteorite, flashing brightly and sending out sonic booms, smashed into the earth's atmosphere about 300km southeast of Perth at 8.47pm yesterday.

It is thought to be the biggest celestial light show seen in WA in a decade.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17456726%5e1702,00.html

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