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Researchers find meteorites from Michigan meteor

Researchers with the American Meteor Society found two meteorites just days after a meteor lit up the sky across part of Michigan, according to a tweet from AMS.

Meteorites from Michigan meteor. Photos from WDIV ClickonDetroit.com

“We are happy and excited to report, two meteorites from the Jan. 16th fall have been found in Michigan,” the Thursday tweet said. “Congratulations to Robert Ward and Larry Atkins on the first two reported finds.”

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Meteorites from Michigan meteor. Photos from WDIV ClickonDetroit.com

According to a report from WDIV-TV in Detroit, another team from Longway Planetarium and the Farmington Community Stargazer also recovered a meteorite and planned to share more details about its discovery Friday.

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WDIV-TV reported the meteorites were found near Charlotte, Michigan and near Whitmore Lake.

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