Detector The SMART project of the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics (IAA-CSIC) Astronomical observatories from Seville, Lajita (Toledo), Caral Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada) and Madrid recorded Fireball in central Spain It travels at a speed of 72,000 kilometers per hour.
According to the analysis of José María Madiedo, the principal researcher of the SMART project of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the fireball is Recorded at 11:05 on Thursday night.
This phenomenon occurs when the rock enters the earth’s atmosphere. Approximately 97,000 kilometers per hour In the western part of the province of Toledo.
Because the speed is so fast, the sudden friction with the air causes The rock turns into an incandescent lamp When it is at an altitude of about 92 kilometers, it will produce a bright fireball. Due to its huge luminosity, it can be seen from more than 500 kilometers away.
The fireball went northwest and extinguished at an altitude of about 43 kilometers. Toledo Town, Oropesa Island, After driving a total distance of about 64 kilometers in the atmosphere.
The SMART project probe operates within the framework of the Southwest European Fireball and Meteor Network (SWEMN), which is designed to continuously monitor the sky in order to record and study the impact on the Earth’s atmosphere. Rocks of different objects in the solar system.