The detectors of the SMART project of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) have recorded Fired at a speed of 57,000 kilometers per hour in southwestern Spain.
According to the analysis of the principal researcher of the SMART project José María Madiedo by the Andrew Celestial Research Center (IAA-CSIC), The fireball was recorded yesterday at 11:42 pm on April 4th. Observatory from Seville, La Sagra (Granada) and Lajita (Toledo).
This phenomenon occurs when the asteroid’s rocks enter the Earth’s atmosphere At a speed of about 57,000 kilometers per hour It can be seen from the southern and central regions of the country.
The sudden friction with the atmosphere turned the rock into an incandescent lamp at such a huge speed, producing a fireball, which started at an altitude of about 81 kilometers in the southeast of Seville Province, actually on the vertical line of the town of Puebla de Cazalla .
It went southeast and went extinct At an altitude of about 30 kilometers in the northeast of Cadiz, After traveling a total distance of approximately 56 kilometers in the atmosphere, it almost borders with Seville
The SMART project detector operates within the framework of the Southwest European Fireball and Meteor Network (SWEMN), aiming to Continuously monitor the sky to record and study the impact Corresponds to the rocky atmosphere on the earth from different objects in the solar system.