Space Rocks

Look: Explosive fireball leaves behind meteorites in Mississippi

Collectors and scientists alike are relishing the finds.

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A closeup of a meteorite in the grass in Mississippi

On the morning of April 27, residents in a handful of southern states in the U.S. saw a bright flash of light and heard thunderous booms in the air.

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A fireball was falling to Earth and eventually exploded over Mississippi, raining down fragments of space rock.