Meteors falling to Earth is not a new phenomenon, but every time a meteor enters Earth’s atmosphere and falls to the surface, it piques the interest and curiosity of astronomers and space enthusiasts. Last weekend, an apricot-sized meteorite fell to Earth and landed somewhere in France. The space rock, estimated to weigh 150 g, was captured while diving into the atmosphere. Here is more about the event.
Where did the meteorite fall in France?
According to a report in The Guardian, the superb video showing the plunging meteorite was captured by cameras at an astronomy educational institution in Mauroux. It landed at 10:43 am exactly on Saturday near Aiguillon, about 100 km from Bordeaux. The Guardian report mentions that the site is part of the Vigie-Ciel (Sky Watch). Vigie-Ciel is a project of a hundred cameras in the fireball recovery and interplanetary observation network (FRIPON). It aims to detect and collect meteorites that fall in France each year. In an interview with The Guardian, Mickael Wilmart, a scientist from the A Ciel Opened Astronomical Educational Association said that meteorites are relics of…
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