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WI scientists set to publish analysis of smaller meteorite


MADISON (WKOW) -- As Russian scientists scramble to collect and analyze the remains of the historic meteorite that injured an estimated 1,200 people on February 15, scientists in Wisconsin are set to publish their analysis of a smaller meteorite that struck southwest Wisconsin on April 14, 2010.

The Mifflin meteorite created a fireball equivalent to 20 tons of TNT, initiating a scientific quest that revealed the complex history of a rocky body that predates Earth's formation. 

Researchers like Travis Tenner have been studying the Mifflin meteorite and will publish years of work.

Tenner talks about the comparison between the Mifflin meteorite and the meteorite that hit Russia in February. He also describes photos of the smaller meteorite.

The study will be published in a future issue of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

Watch the video above to learn more information.

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