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Meteoritical Society has named meteorite from April

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IOWA COUNTY (WKOW) -- The Meteoritical Society has named the meteorite "Mifflin."

Back on April 14, a bright fireball was seen across parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. A camera on the roof of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Building at UW-Madison caught two pictures of the fireball around 10 p.m.

The first stone recovered hit the metal roof of a shed in Iowa County and was found the following day. It was identified as a meteorite at UW-Madison. Numerous stones fell in the area of Mifflin Township. More than 70 stones and fragments were recovered in the area within a few weeks after the fall. 

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