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theguardian - 2 month ago

UK meteor: huge flash as fireball lights up skies

Pieces may have landed just north of Cheltenham, computer modelling suggestsThe yellow-green fireball that pierced Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday night, delighting observers from the UK to the Netherlands, is thought to have partially survived the journey in the form of meteorites most likely landing just north of Cheltenham.Fireballs are particularly bright meteors – space matter that burns up as it enters Earth’s atmosphere. Whatever is left of it when it reaches the surface of the Earth is a meteorite. They are of particular interest to scientists as they can offer crucial clues about the history of the solar system. Continue reading...


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