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Fireballs associated with the Barwell Meteorite


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.


  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).

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