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Asteroid That Hit Botswana in 2018 Likely Originated From Vesta – SciTechDaily

An international team of researchers searched for pieces of a small asteroid tracked in space and then observed to impact Botswana on June 2, 2018. Guided by SETI…

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Fragment of asteroid 2018 LA recovered in Central Kalahari Game Reserve in central Botswana. Credit: SETI Institute
An international team of researchers searched for pieces of a small asteroid tracked in space and then observed to impact Botswana on June 2, 2018. Guided by SETI Institute meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens,  they found 23 meteorites deep inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and now have published their findings online in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science.
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