The detectors of the SMART project of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) recorded the passage of a fireball flying over the center of the peninsula at a speed of 90,000 km / h.
According to an analysis by SMART Project Principal Investigator José María Madiedo, of IAA-CSIC, the fireball was detected around 2:20 a.m. last morning and can be seen from 400 kilometers away due to its high brightness.
It was produced as a result of a comet entering part of the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of about 90,000 kilometers per hour.
Because of this high speed, the sudden friction with the air caused the rocks to glow when they were about 104 kilometers above the eastern province of Cuenca. The fireball advanced towards the southeast and became extinct when it was about 67 kilometers above the same county.
It became extinct when it was at an altitude of about 67 km above Cuenca
It was discovered from astronomical observatories in El Arenosillo (Huelva) Sevilla, La Sagra, Sierra Nevada (Granada) and La Hita (Toledo.)
The detectors of the SMART project operate within the framework of the Southwest European Fireball and Meteor Network (SWEMN), which aims to continuously monitor the sky in order to record and study the effect of rocks from various objects in the Solar System on the Earth’s atmosphere.
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