On This Day In Space: Aug. 14, 1992: Meteorite shower hits Uganda (Image Credit: Space.com)
On Aug. 14, 1992, a meteorite entered the atmosphere over Mbale, Uganda and exploded into hundreds of pieces!
Debris from this meteorite shower was strewn over an area of about 2 by 4 miles, and the biggest piece weighed more than 60 pounds! Scientists estimated that the original meteorite weighed upwards of 2,000 pounds.
A young boy was reportedly hit in the head with a smaller meteorite fragment, but thankfully no one was seriously injured or killed by any of the falling space rocks.
In October 2012, a fragment of the Mbale meteorite was put up for sale by Heritage Auctions in New York City.
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