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Searching for meteorites in Lake Michigan

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CHICAGO — Falling stars have captured our imagination since the beginning of time; however, they’re not stars at all, but rather meteors.

As part of the Adler Planetarium’s Aquarius Project, a group of Chicago kids are trying to be the first team to retrieve a meteorite underwater and solve some of the mysteries of the universe. Larry Potash has the Backstory of these scientists turned storytellers.

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