Piece of famous Sask. space rock now on display
Museum-goers in Regina can see fragments of 2008 meteorite
A piece of a famous space rock that soared across Saskatchewan skies five years ago is now on display at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.
On Nov. 20, 2008, the meteor streaked across western Canada before breaking into pieces and landing near Buzzard Coulee in the province's northwest.
People in Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba saw the fireball and heard the boom, and soon scientists and souvenir hunters were streaming to the site of the crash.
Eventually, more than 1,000 pieces were found.
It's been called one of the largest accumulations ever from a single meteor.
Some fragments initially went to researchers at the University of Calgary, but now some of them are also on display at the Regina museum.
These pieces were found by brothers Alex and Ian Mitchell on their property near Lloydminster, Sask.