Three years after a meteorite crashed into Lake Michigan, the Adler Planetarium is giving a live virtual update on the search to find it.
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In February 2017, a meteorite lit up the night sky before crashing into Lake Michigan off the Wisconsin shoreline.
It made the news and caught the attention of Chris Bresky, the teen programs manager at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
He saw an opportunity to enlist teenagers in the hunt for the sunken meteorite, and the Aquarius Project launched. Great Lakes Now reported on the search last year. Watch that segment:API key not valid. Please pass a valid API key.
The Aquarius Project had a goal of recovering meteorite fragments from the bottom of Lake Michigan. The teenagers involved in the projected designed, built, tested and deployed an underwater meteorite recovery sled under the mentorship of scientists and researchers from NASA, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History and Adler Planetarium. The sled, named Starfall, has been sent trawling Lake Michigan for meteorite fragments in the summers since.
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Featured image: A group of students experiment with creating a device to retrieve a meteorite from Lake Michigan, as part of the Shedd Aquarium’s Aquarius Project. (Great Lakes Now Episode 1009)