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The second meteorite fall to be photographed by a camera network, thus enabling its trajectory and orbit to be determined and the meteorite to be recovered. A magnitude −15 fireball was photographed by the Smithsonian Prairie Network over Oklahoma on 1970 January 3. Four fragments, totalling 17 kg, of the H5 ordinary chondrite meteorite were subsequently found near the predicted impact site, about 4.5 km east of Lost City, Oklahoma. Its orbit had an aphelion in the asteroid belt.

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