In the skies over the United States exploded a large car

August 31, 2013. The agency NASA space body mass, exploding in the sky at night over the state of Tennessee on August 28, rated at 110 pounds, and the diameter — about 1 meter. In addition to the automatic camera tracking meteors, space flight recorded 4 guest Doppler radar.

Space "boulder" entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of 25 km / s, and probably exploded in her tight layers. In the luminescence maximum brightness of the fireball was 12th magnitude, which is 20 times brighter than the full moon.

When was calculated orbit of the car, it became clear that the origin of the object associated with the main asteroid belt. If you can find fragments of the car, the chemical composition will allow researchers to learn more about its origins.

Source: News Gismeteo

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