Experts have narrowed down the search area for the meteorites that landed in Lier

Meteorite areaPhoto: Norsk Meteornettverk / NTB
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The Norwegian Meteor Network has now narrowed an area in Finnemarka in Lier where they believe it is likely that the meteorites have landed. 

Earlier, it was estimated that the meteorites landed in Finnemarka between Modum and Lier, outside Oslo, but the Norwegian Meteor Network has now narrowed this area considerably.

An area between two and three kilometers northwest of Sjåstad in Lier Municipality is now considered the most promising. It is an oval area that is about four kilometers long and less than one kilometer wide. 

They have also pointed to a broader search area but believe it is less likely to find something here.

“Uncertain estimates”

The largest meteorites of a few kilos southwest of the search area are expected to be found, while the finds furthest to the northeast are expected to be a few tens of grams.

“These are uncertain estimates. We do not know if the fall has produced a few meteorites of several kilos or many small ones of a few grams,” the Norwegian Meteor Network emphasized.

If you think you have found a meteorite, it is recommended to contact the Norwegian Meteor Network or the Natural History Museum for assessment.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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