They detect a fireball flying over this peninsular at 90,000 km / hour

The detectors of the SMART project, of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), from the astronomical observatories of Seville and the Sagra and S

They detect a fireball flying over this peninsular at 90,000 km / hour

The detectors of the SMART project, of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), from the astronomical observatories of Seville and the Sagra and Sierra Nevada (Granada), Calar Alto (Almería) and La Hita (Toledo) have registered the passage of A ball of fire by this peninsular at 90,000 km / hour.

According to the analysis of the main investigator of the SMART project, José María Madiano, the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the fireball has been recorded at 7:11 hours on Tuesday morning.

The rock that has originated this phenomenon entered the terrestrial atmosphere at a speed of about 90,000 kilometers per hour and came from a comet.

The abrupt friction with the atmosphere to this huge speed made it became incandescent, generating a ball of fire that began at an altitude of about 93 kilometers over the center of the province of Cuenca.

From there, he advanced east and extinguished at an altitude of about 51 kilometers over the town of Chelva, in the northwest the province of Valencia.

The SMART project detectors operate within the framework of the Network of Bolids and Meteors in Southwest Europe (SWEMN), which aims to continuously monitor the sky in order to register and study the impact on the terrestrial atmosphere of rocks from different Objects of the Solar System.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 18:52

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