A probable meteorite has been handed to the Bihar Museum in Patna after falling in a paddy field in the village of Mahadeva in Madhubani District, Bihar, on Wednesday 24 July 2019. The object is described as weighing about 15 kg, light in colour, and magnetic, which suggests that it may be an iron or
These 'dark objects' do not continue along the path of the original bolide, but neither do they fall directly to the ground, but rather follow a course determined by the atmospheric currents (winds) through which the objects pass. Scientists that have witnessed meteors are sometimes able to calculate potential trajectories for hypothetical dark objects derived from meteors using data from weather monitoring services.
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