The Frantic Hunt to Locate Fresh Meteorites From the Wisconsin Fireball

The search for fresh meteorites from the Wisconsin fireball of June 24, 2021, has become a frantic hunt as scientists and collectors race against time. With only a limited window of opportunity before the meteorites begin to deteriorate, teams have deployed across the potential impact zone in south-central Wisconsin. Armed with metal detectors and trained observers, they are scouring fields, roadsides, and even wooded areas in the hopes of recovering fragments of the celestial visitor. The discovery of these meteorites is crucial for scientific study, as they provide valuable insights into the composition and origin of the solar system and can help researchers understand the bombardment history of Earth.