Sep 30, 2021

Brilliant dashcam fireball videos help scientists find 3 meteorites in Slovenia

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By diligently tracing dashcam footage from a particularly spectacular fireball seen over central Europe in February 2,020 a team of scientists identified the possible source of the space rock.

The fireball, which appeared on Feb. 28 and 10:30 a.m. local time, was recorded by a handful of cameras spread across Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Hungary. And the footage appeared to show a space rock breaking into 17 smaller pieces during an airburst event, when an asteroid survives the harsh passage through Earth’s atmosphere but explodes before hitting the planets’ surface.

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