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Missing Meteorite: Did the search in Lake Michigan find it?

Missing Meteorite: Did the search in Lake Michigan find it?
September 9, 2020 GLN Editor

Three years after a meteorite crashed into Lake Michigan, the Adler Planetarium is giving a live virtual update on the search to find it.

Join at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT on Thursday, Sept. 10. Watch here:

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:

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.


Check out more meteorite content on Great Lakes Now:

Great Lakes Meteorites: From 450 million years ago to now

Fleeting Fireball: Students comb Lake Michigan for deep space remnants


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)

1 Comment

  1. Priscilla Ross-fox 3 months ago

    Can those falling be viewed with radar at College of Du Page?

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