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Professional meteorite hunters find alleged fragments in southeastern Michigan community

These are pieces of the meteor that light up the sky in southeastern Michigan on Tuesday night. (Photo Credit: Veronica Meadows)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. --Don’t be fooled, these aren’t normal rocks.

These are what are believed to be pieces of the meteor that light up the sky in southeastern Michigan on Tuesday night.

NASA, along with NWS Detroit suspects that debris from the meteor was detected about 10,000 feet above the ground near Hamburg.


Related: Meteor spotted over Michigan

Professional meteorite hunters from all over the world, including Larry Atkins have descended near Hamburg to search for pieces of the meteor.

In fact, Atkins found two pieces.

Hunters Robert Ward and Darryl Landry are also searching as well.

Ward was able to find one piece.

Reports of the meteor hitting in Michigan began coming in around 8:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Related: Path of the meteor over Michigan

Still, people are curious about the phenomenon.

A professor from University of Michigan-Flint said that when it broke apart in the sky, it caused an explosion that was registered on seismographs.

Related: University of Michigan-Flint professor gives down-to-earth explanation of Michigan meteor

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