Jan 13, 2021 1:20
The accident occurred on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far east of Russia. Al-Nayzak pictures spread on social media and amazed users.
Video: Shocking meteorite explosion in Earth’s atmosphere. (Photo: video capture)
Russian scientists monitored the destruction of a meteorite that exploded in the atmosphere on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far east of Russia. Occurred at night, the flashes generated by the explosion were magnified in the photos.
As mentioned, the meteorite entered Earth’s atmosphere on Monday at 08:09 (local time) and remained in the air layers for 55 seconds before exploding.
Scientists have provided data on the rocky body and it will be less than 10 meters in diameter. However, when calculating the energy of the explosion, it was found to be between one and five kilotons, based on the equivalent amount of energy emitted in the detonation of a tri-nitrotoluene (TNT).
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According to the ultrasound station located in the town of Nachiki, scientists in the local branch identified a signal from a meteorite that entered the atmosphere near the west coast of Kamchatka at 8:09 (Kamchatka time). “Before the destruction, its movement in the dense layers of the atmosphere took 55 seconds,” the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.
The video quickly spread to social networks as a result of users’ amazement when they saw and copied these pictures, which made them reach millions of internet users.
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