According to the Associated Press (via the Dallas Morning News), two University of North Texas researchers have found samples of a meteor seen in Texas skies on Sunday. More from the A.P. story:
Two samples of fresh material from a meteor that alarmed numerous residents when it streaked across the Texas sky on Sunday have been found in a pasture in West.
University of North Texas observatory manager Preston Starr and UNT’s director of the planetarium and astronomy lab program Ron DiIulio said they found the pieces Wednesday about 5 p.m.
DiIulio said the pieces are about the size of large pecans with a crust that’s black like charcoal.
Here’s what the meteor streaks looked like from a video shot in Austin.
Same video different source:
We’ll see. I’m sure West, Texas which is South of Dallas on I-35 will have a lot of amateur astronomers in town on Thursday.