A fireball from a meteoroid crosses southeastern Spain at 90,000 km / h

A fireball generated by a fraction (a meteoroid) indifferent from comet 169P / NEAT crossed the Mediterranean and the southeast of the peninsula at daybreak on Thursday, after getting into the environment at a pace of about 90,00zero kilometers per hour. The fireball was recorded by the detectors of the SMART mission, of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), from the astronomical observatories of Seville, Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra and Sierra Nevada (Granada) and La Hita (Toledo) .

In response to the evaluation of the principle researcher of the SMART mission, José María Madiedo, from the IAA-CSIC, this fireball has flown over the Mediterranean Sea and Andalusia this previous daybreak, at 2:22 a.m., and resulting from its nice luminosity it could possibly be seen from virtually the entire nation.

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The luminous phenomenon, which is related to the alpha-Capricorn meteor bathe and continues to be lively as of late, started at an altitude of about 104 kilometers above the Mediterranean, off the coast of Almeria, and was extinguished at about 73 kilometers above the northeast of the province of Almería, virtually at its restrict with the Area of Murcia. The fragment that produced this automotive fully disintegrated within the environment, with none a part of the fabric reaching the bottom or posing any danger.

The SMART mission detectors function throughout the framework of the Southwest Europe Fireball and Meteor Community (SWEMN), which goals to constantly monitor the sky as a way to report and examine the affect in opposition to the earth’s environment of rocks coming from totally different objects within the Photo voltaic System.

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