Worlds first meteorite was photographed at the moment of collision with the Earth

29.11.2004

29.11.2004


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Amateur Photographer in the Northern Territory of Australia for the first time in the world photographed at the time of the meteorite hit the Earth. Definitive conclusions about the authenticity of photographs is not done, but the experts say about it as a unique discovery now. "If this is true, then the picture will be one of the most memorable of all ever made," — says astronomy professor Jeff Carr. After all, a chance to capture the meteor at this very moment is less than one-millionth. Most meteorites generally does not reach the Earth's surface. And those that reach the outskirts, the speed can reach 30 thousand km / h Taken lover Wayne Pride, watching the evening view of the marina from the esplanade on the waterfront. Pride believes that he was able to photograph the collision sand from space with one of the lamps illuminating dock. In the photo, if you look closely, you'll see an explosion of a meteorite at high speed crashed into the lighting design. True, he figured out that Pride only after development. "I was doing a series of pictures, trying to capture the formation of clouds. Was only later that I saw that I was able to photograph a meteorite," — says the 31-year-old photographer. According to the basic trade Pride — a specialist in computer science, and he categorically denies that the photo has been corrected. The fact that the lamp is broken, confirmed the workers berth, but the reason for this is not yet established. Experts, however, believe that the flash, recorded on film, could arise from a collision with a metal structure. Pier must examine today. So far, astronomers are eagerly awaiting news. Professor Carr cautiously suggests that the explosion may be caused by lightning, but then notes the extremely unusual for the lightning trajectory. It is reported NEWSru.com.

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