This particular meteorite watched the hair grow close, flying 56 miles up into the sky, before bouncing out again, away from any orbiting satellites.
Space rock whispered through the night sky above northern Germany and the Netherlands in the early hours of 22 September.
A meteorite is usually a fragment of a comet or asteroid that becomes a meteorite – strong light through the sky – when it enters the atmosphere.
Most disintegrate, possibly as fragments reaching the ground in the form of meteorites.
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Earthgrazers are a bit lucky, and do not burn, but bounce back out, grazing the edges of our planet’s protective gess shield.
They are not very frequent, only a few times per year.
Last week’s EarthGazer was spotted by cameras in the Global Meteor Network (GMN), a project that aims to cover the world with meteor cameras and provide real-time alerts to the public, allowing the Earth’s atmosphere of meteorites Can be made a picture.
“The network is basically a decentralized scientific device, made up of amateur astronomers and citizen scientists around the planet,” said GMN founder Dennis Vida.
“We make all data such as meteorite trajectories and orbits available to the public and scientific community, with the goal of helping to see the rare meteor shower outbreaks and increasing the number of observed meteorites and understanding the distribution mechanisms of meteorites on Earth . ”
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Thousands of meteorites have been found on Earth, however, only about 40 of these can be traced to an original asteroid or asteroid source.
By better understanding these tiny objects, we are able to create a more complete image of the solar system, including a potentially dangerous asteroid, a meteor shower that could threaten satellites, as well as the chemistry of our solar system And also Genesis.