With a major light event in the UK, fragments of a meteorite were found in an accident last week: a Gloucestershire resident of Winscombe found a burning pile of burnt rock at the entrance to his car.
Later, others came up with similar findings,
A total of about 300-400 grams of meteorite debris was collected by experts.
The pieces are small, about the size of a glass ball and look like crushed barbecue briquettes. “They are the most beautiful people I have ever seen,” Open University researcher Monica Grady told the BBC.
This is the first time in thirty years that an asteroid has been present in an island nation.
In addition, the discoveries include rare carbon chondrites, which are “building blocks of our solar system.
Said Ashley King of the Museum of Natural History in London. Of the approximately 65,000 meteorites found in the world, only about 1,200 have been found in the atmosphere, of which only 50 are in carbon chondrite.
The meteorite entered Earth’s atmosphere over the United Kingdom on February 28,
The brightest phenomenon is also seen in Iceland and the Netherlands
According to the British Fireball Alliance.
Particularly bright meteors are called fireballs. These are rocks that usually travel in space at high speeds. Entering the Earth’s atmosphere, they move slowly in the face of resistance, and the resulting heat and warmth will occur in the night sky.
According to video footage, the rock traveled at a speed of 48,000 kilometers per hour. These recordings made it possible to reconstruct the original orbit of the meteorite around the Sun: this object may have traveled between Mars and Jupiter.