Events occurred at intervals of two days. Flashes of light from meteorites covered entire streets.
Meteorites usually pass unnoticed, or leave barely noticeable marks on the night sky, when burned in the atmosphere. But the power and duration of flash light when entering a celestial body in the earth’s atmosphere is directly proportional to its size, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph.
Monday, may 20, over the Northern territory of Australia, many residents noticed a flash of light. The video recorders installed on lampposts, captured the moment of falling of a meteorite that lit up the sky flash blue. He saw people from two different cities, located at a distance of 500 kilometers from each other.
A second large meteorite flying in the sky over Australia two days after the first on 22 may. According to Australian astronomer David Finlay, this object was in diameter about as Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, and weighed 20 to 40 tons. He was flying at a speed of 40,000 kilometers per hour, and the power of the explosion upon impact with the ground would have amounted to 1.6 kilotons of TNT.
However, both the heavenly bodies, fortunately, exploded in the air, and debris fell into the waters of the ocean. But the second object flying in the sky over Australia on may 22, fell just 400 kilometers away from the major settlement of Adelaide. Drop it a little closer, and this city could suffer the fate of Chelyabinsk, in the sky, over which, in 2013, blew up a car with a mass of 13 thousand tons and a diameter of 20 meters.
Earth is facing a new problem from space — scientists
NASA has selected a commercial partner for the construction of a platform in orbit of the moon Meteorites can crash not only into the surface of the Earth. Our companion also can attract asteroids. But due to the lack of atmosphere on the moon, to see them fall pretty hard. This can be done only by observing the flash on the surface of the moon that crash into the meteorites. One of these outbreaks can be seen on January 21 directly during a lunar Eclipse.