A team of astronomers has used a rather unconventional way to track the landing location of a meteorite that entered the Earth’s atmosphere. But if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right?
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The team of astronomers worked on a document that took all the images of a meteorite crossing the sky over Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Hungary in 2020. Dr. Denis Vida of the University of Western Ontario presented the document at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2021 and explained that the team used a collection of videos from several cameras about 62 kilometers away.
Life said, “Combining observations from several cameras located about 100 kilometers away, the position of a fireball can be determined at less than 50 meters and, in general, it is quite easy to calculate its atmospheric trajectory and its preatmospheric orbit. way.“The meteorite was estimated to be around four metric tons when it entered the Earth’s atmosphere and, as it fell to the surface, split into at least seventeen individual pieces. Three of the pieces weigh 720 cams.
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