Accompanied by a massive light event in the UK, a meteorite fragment was found that had shattered last week: A resident of Wincombe, Gloucestershire, found a pile of charred rocks in the entrance to his car.
Later, others came to similar conclusions,
A total of about 300-400 grams of meteor debris was collected by experts.
The pieces are small, the size of a glass ball and look like crushed barbecue pans. “It’s the most beautiful thing I have seen in my life,” Monica Grady, a researcher at the Open University, told BBC News.
It is the first time in thirty years that meteorites have been found in an island nation.
In addition, the discoveries that have been found are among the rare carbon chondrites, and these are the “building blocks of our solar system.”
Said Ashley King, from the Natural History Museum, London. Of the approximately 65,000 meteorites found in the world, only about 1,200 have been detected in the atmosphere, and only about 50 are among the carbon chondrite.
The meteorite entered Earth’s atmosphere over the territory of the United Kingdom on February 28,
This bright phenomenon is also observed in Iceland and the Netherlands
According to the British Fireball Alliance.
Especially bright meteors are called fire balls. Usually these rocks pass through space at high speed. When it enters the Earth’s atmosphere, it experiences resistance and decelerates, so the heat and heat generated make this phenomenon visible in the night sky.
According to a video clip, the rock surged at 48,000 kilometers per hour. The recordings also made it possible to reconstruct the meteor’s original orbit around the sun: the object may have traveled between Mars and Jupiter.