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Fireball of 1956 February 12

Title: The Detonating Fireball of 1956 February 12
Authors: Russell, J. A.

This paper describes the orbit, size, brightness, and sounds of a meteor that appeared over Southern California on 1956 February 12, at 1h 7m 40s P.S.T. Parabolic elements were computed that indicate that the meteorite overtook the Earth in a direct orbit of low inclination. The luminous envelope was found to have a diameter of at least 0.1 mile. Finally, factors favoring the possible recovery of fragments are discussed.

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