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After loud boom across Utah, here’s why you should check your yard for treasure

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 12 Agu 2022
  • A Utah astronomer says the meteor that passed through Utah on Saturday might have left some valuable minerals for unsuspecting locals.

Komentar • 757

  • Richard V
    Richard V  +344

    Rare to see someone love something as much as this man loves his trade.

  • Debra Barnes

    Love his enthusiasm and passion for astronomy

  • lola type
    lola type  +73

    I love seeing a person so passionate about what they do. This guy is cool.

  • Quagigitymire
    Quagigitymire 21 hari yang lalu +37

    if only all of us found even half as much intrest and joy in our own work as this guy does

  • Rick Torta
    Rick Torta 21 hari yang lalu +26

    I will never know for sure, but I remember when I was kid under 10 years old I was walking with my mom and siblings in some park in Pomona California.

  • m 18
    m 18  +80

    I've seen aot of these especially during the night shift driving hours but, never a boom. Closest thing to it is you really see it burning and the smoke it causes before crashing into some mountain field's

  • OMightyLegend
    OMightyLegend 14 hari yang lalu +7

    Now imagine a rock 100X that size and moving at that speed. Man the dinosaurs had it bad.

  • Jeanne Marie

    Thank you for the interview with Mr. Wiggins the astronomer !!


    Seen and heard this while sitting on a tank 5-6 yrs ago at a night time varmint hunting west of Benjamin TX. The colors the meteorite put off were awesome the boom was just that a boom.

  • Fred Williamson

    I was sitting outside a coffee shop in Austin one summer a few years ago. In the company of several people. I heard 3 booms coming from the sky. Only one other person heard it too. The group broke up and I walked across the street got in some shade with my coffee and started watching some dog rescue people showing their dogs. As a woman was petting a dog all of sudden dirt flew up all around her. Just her. Just that one small spot. I went over to talk to the woman and she said she seen sparks all around me ! We just looked at Each other and walked away. True.

  • Edwin Carter

    We all are in Nitro, WV and was watching a movie projected onto the side of the house laying out in the yard and seen a flash throughout the sky, then seconds later heard a distant 'boom' and could not figure out what it was. I believe it might have been a meteor now.

  • A. L
    A. L  +82

    Gotta love this guys enthusiasm for science!

  • Scotian Coast

    Someday a loud BOOM will be the last thing you hear.

  • Premix
    Premix  +82

    Love his enthusiasm

  • Trains and stuff

    We had one here in south Texas, it was loud, it made a boom hundreds of miles , a couple of years ago.

  • trisia44
    trisia44  +49

    We have several rocks that we suspect may be meteorites. They were ones that my grandfather collected in the 1920s and 1930s. Where could we take them for appraisal?

  • Jeffrey Nyberg

    I went to that big meteor crater in Arizona a month back that had a lot of cool stuff about meteors, and now this meteor is in my home state

  • Harry Briscoe

    As a child watching Lost in Space a meteor storm was always exciting With speeding meteors smashing in to their flying saucer... Edited in Tough built saucer that can deflect 50 ton boulders going 75,000 miles an hour

  • MatadorPlays
    MatadorPlays 14 hari yang lalu +2

    It’s crazy how bombs sound just like a big piece of space rock hitting the earth. 😳

  • Kayla M. J.

    Well shoot, I was just barely waking up at this time so I missed it. If I ever hear any loud booms I assume it’s coming from Hill Air Force Base which is right by me. Those dang jets flying over me so low I can’t hear anything though.