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Fireballs associated with the Barwell Meteorite

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SINCE we reported1 the fireballs associated with the meteorite fall at Barwell, Leicestershire, on December 24, 1965, further information has accumulated which permits a slight extension of the conclusions reached there. Our original report explained that the observations indicated the existence of two fireballs (possibly resulting from a fragmentation in the upper atmosphere) which passed over the South Midlands in a north-north-east direction on roughly parallel tracks. The more westerly of the two fireballs (which we denoted by track A) fragmented again over the Gloucestershire–Warwickshire border.

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  1. Miles, H. G., and Meadows, A. J., Nature, 210, 983 (1966).

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MILES, H., MEADOWS, A. Fireballs associated with the Barwell Meteorite. Nature 212, 1339 (1966). https://doi.org/10.1038/2121339a0

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