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For those of you interested in meteors, I ran across this article and map that you might be interested in looking over. The map is interactive so you can click ...
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    Fallen Meteorites Map


    For those of you interested in meteors, I ran across this article and map that you might be interested in looking over. The map is interactive so you can click on different areas to see where meteors have fallen (and recovered in some cases) near you:

    Meteorite Map Shows Every Known Earth Impact
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    Neat! Great link - it seems that the northern hemisphere gets more impacts than the southern, and there are distinct "hot spots". Sounds like a great project for some astronomer types, to correlate these hot spots with specific celestial factors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Neat! Great link - it seems that the northern hemisphere gets more impacts than the southern, and there are distinct "hot spots".
    I noticed the same and wondered why that might be.
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    I would imagine the disperity is due to the reporting of data, not the actual number of strikes. Some areas may be less likely to report/observe a fall than others, or have no way for a citizen to report the strike where researchers can find the data.
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    There don't seem to be many reported from the oceans (island dwellers or those travelling), but of course they would not be easily recovered, and they may be much harder to confirm impact when they are only hitting water. I'm only guessing it still counts as an impact.


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    ah, but surely there must be a such thing as "under-sided" meteor approaches!
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