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- n. An area on the surface of the earth, usually having an elongated oval shape, containing rocky fragments which detached from a disintegrating meteor as it streaked through the portion of earth's atmosphere above the area.
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Finding the two small pieces is important for hunters looking for additional meteorites, giving them clues about the location of the "strewnfield," the patterned fall of a meteor breaking up as it hits the ground.
"strewnfield," the area in which most of the meteor debris would have fallen, experts said.
"I do this for the thrill of holding something that has traveled for billions of years in space, and I want my sons to have a chance to find some of this before I give out the exact coordinates of the strewnfield," adding that both farmers have asked to remain anonymous.
Does any of the Brenham strewnfield extend onto public lands?
The strewnfield covered an area of about 1 mile by a half mile.