The camera of a resident of the city of Okha in the northern island of Sakhalin in Russia documented from his car the moment a mysterious meteor exploded in the sky of the city. His car posted a video clip of a large meteor exploding in the sky and posted it on YouTube.
The man said that he walked on the evening of October 28 in Dzerzhinsky Street, where he caught a bright flash that appeared in the sky of the city and the effect and light resulting from the explosion, and added that he did not hear a loud sound caused by the explosion, according to what Russia Today reported.
Meanwhile, a researcher at the Institute of Space Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Natan Asmoyt, said: “The phenomenon that the car driver photographed in North Sakhalin is the fall of a meteor measuring one or two meters, and that such meteorites do not usually reach the surface of the earth and explode in the air.”
A new study revealed that a space rock “fireball” moved at a speed of about 30,000 miles / hour and collided with a frozen lake in Michigan, USA, 3 years ago, which holds the key to the emergence of life on Earth, and scientists used weather radar to determine the pieces that were quickly collected by meteorite hunters. Before its chemical composition was changed by liquid water.
Now, an analysis published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science provides a glimpse of their state in outer space, and pristine organic compounds may shed new light on how life began, and it is believed that the building blocks of DNA were transported to Earth on meteorites.
Lead author Professor Philip Heck, curator of the Field Museum in Chicago, said: “This meteorite is distinctive because it fell on a frozen lake and was recovered quickly. It was very pure, and we can see that the minerals did not change much and we later found that they contain rich stocks of organic compounds outside. Planet Earth, it is possible that these types of organic compounds were delivered to Earth early by meteorites, and may have contributed to the components of life. “
Professor Hick explained, “The weather radar aims to detect the hail and rain, and these meteorite pieces fell within this size range, so the weather radar helped show the location and velocity of the meteorite. This means that we were able to find it very quickly.”