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Rocks linked to specific asteroid

March 28, 2009|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

For the first time, scientists have matched a meteorite found on Earth with a specific asteroid that became a fireball plunging through the sky.

The small asteroid blew up in the sky in October; a search through the Sudan desert turned up 8.7 pounds of black, jagged rocks, pieces of the asteroid. The report was published Thursday in the journal Nature.

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