Impressive video of a meteor exploding in the sky | Digital Trends Spanish
At some point, the vehicles began to incorporate cameras on their front. When this trend came to Russia, we have witnessed the most incredible records.
Now, one of these cameras has managed to capture the precise moment when a meteor explodes in the sky. It happened on the Kamchatka Peninsula during the night, which gives this event a more spectacular character.
According to local authorities, the object exploded before reaching the ground. It would have a dimension that did not exceed ten meters in diameter, while the energy released in the explosion would have fluctuated between one and five kilotons.
According to the Kamchatka Geophysical Service bureau, the meteorite entered Earth’s atmosphere at 11:29 p.m. local time on January 10 and remained in motion for about 55 seconds until it exploded.
“This is a significant event. Judging from the video, the fireball is in the top 5-10% of the largest objects that fall to Earth annually. This is not the most common event, ”said Novosti Olga Popova, senior researcher at the Sadovsky Institute for Geosphere Dynamics at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Now, researchers are trying to gather more information about the meteorite. For this, the analysis of other recordings will be essential, as well as an expedition to the place of the fall to find possible fragments of the object.
“Any event and any fall is interesting. This means that extraterrestrial matter has reached us, we don’t need to launch an expensive mission into space, ”added Popova.