A bright meteorite over Karachay-Cherkessia

The track from the car eventually bifurcates – the same phenomenon was observed in the track from the span of the Chelyabinsk bolide. This is caused by convective currents in the atmosphere after the passage of a very hot body. The gleaming trace was visible to the naked eye 20 minutes!

The size of the car before entering the atmosphere was about 4 cm in diameter and weighing 100 grams. The speed of the entrance to the upper atmosphere is about 55 km / sec. The total energy of the car was 500 kg in trotyl equivalent!

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