In the early morning of this Thursday, a racing car crossed the sky of the Autonomous Community of Madrid at a speed of 126,000 kilometers per hour, although this phenomenon is also evident in other parts of Spain. The rock turned into an incandescent lamp due to friction with the air at a height of about 84 km, and finally extinguished 21 km above the Puente de Vallecas area.
The penetration of the rock from the asteroid into the atmosphere produced a great Fireball or bolide It was over Madrid at 3.56 am (Spain Peninsula time) on January 21.
This phenomenon can be seen in almost the whole of Spain and has been approved by the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics (confidential) To record and study the influence of objects in the solar system on rocks on the earth’s atmosphere.
As mentioned before Jose Maria MadiedoIAA astrophysicist and leader of the SMART project, the object penetrated west of the Madrid community at a speed of 126,000 kilometers per hour.
Madiedo pointed out: “This phenomenon can be recorded by detectors from Lajita (Toledo), Caral Alto (Almeria), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville Observatory. The SMART Southwest European Fireball and Meteor Network (SWEMN)”.
The high speed at which the rock enters the star and the friction with the air causes the 84 km, About on the border between the provinces of Madrid and Avila. Its great brightness allows it to be seen from more than 600 kilometers away.
In the end, after several explosions along its trajectory, the fireball was finally extinguished at an altitude of about 21 kilometers above the Madrid sky. Vallecas Bridge.
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