Astronomers discovered tiny space rocks just hours before meteorites dropped them over Canada

A small space rock was detected just hours before it was to crash into Earth’s atmosphere and land in Canada’s Lake Ontario on Saturday (November 19).

thumbnail-asteroidwhich is less than 3 feet (1 meter) wide, was spotted by astronomer David Rankin at the Mount Lemon Observatory in Arizona, according to SpaceWeather.com (Opens in a new tab). Subsequent observations by other astronomers confirmed that the rocks were coming from a direction main asteroid belt between orbits Mars And the Jupiterwas on a collision course with a land.


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