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Research camera captures rare image of meteor

(NBC News Channel) - It’s a sight rarely caught on tape.

Cameras from the University of Western Ontario captured rare video of a meteor falling to earth earlier this month.

The school is now hoping locals can help find meteorites that actually made it to the ground.

Wayne Edwards, a doctoral student working on the project, says they're pretty confident at least some material from the meteor reached the earth.

According to Edwards, most meteors burn up by the time they hit an altitude of around 40 miles.

He says they tracked this meteor all the way down to 15 miles from the surface.

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