Over Spain the meteorite blew up

On November 15 in the southern Spain observed a fiery sphere which flew by on a palate, and then blew up in 110 kilometers from the city of Granada. Speed of flight of the space guest made about 120 km \h.

According to scientists, this meteorite is a fragment of a comet of Enke. This event was confirmed with watch facilities of university in Huelva, an astronomical complex of de La Hita in Toledo, and also observatories in Sierra-Nevada in Granada and La-Sagra in Seville.

Professor Jose Maria Madiyedo from an astronomical complex of de La Hita, reported. that a bright conglobate object most likely is a fragment of a comet of Enke. It flew in an Earth’s atmosphere and flew in the northeast direction, and then blew up over the southern province Haen. The place of falling of scrap is revealed near the city of Algarinekho.

The comet 2P / Enke ​​ has the size about 4,8 km (2,98 miles) in the diameter. The comet period of revolution around the Sun makes 3,30 years. Enke’s comet has the most short period of revolution among any known comet within our Solar system.

Enke’s comet is a parental comet of a meteor shower of Taurida. Taurida which peak in October/November every year, are bystry meteors (104,607.36 km/h or 65 000 miles an hour), known for the race cars. Race cars are meteors which same bright or even more brightly, than the planet Venus (if to look into the morning or evening sky with the visible size of brightness-4). They can create large explosions of light and flowers and to exist longer, than an average meteor shower. It is bound to the fact that race cars come from larger particles of material of a comet.

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