Meteors falling on UK driveways contain rare material

On February 28, citizens of Northern Europe and the United Kingdom saw a meteor shower on Earth in a ball of fire. This phenomenon is particularly appealing to some experts who believe that the specific, very rare material of rock can lead to answers to some questions about the universe.

After a meteor struck the sky at a speed of about 14 kilometers per second over some countries, some of its fragments were found on the driveway of Cotswolds. Scientists have collected about 300 grams (10.6 ounces) from a rare rock called Winchkobe, a small town in Gloucestershire, and experts have confirmed that the meteorite was composed of carbonaceous condensate. According to CNN, “Matter is one of the oldest and most ancient materials in the solar system and it contains ingredients for the organism – organic matter and amino acids.”

The Museum of Natural History in London confirmed that the particles were collected quickly enough and in good condition were worth as much as if they had been brought back to Earth from space.

CNN reports, “According to Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency, the spacecraft was similar to a sample recently sent to Earth from space by Japan’s Haibusa 2 mission.

Richard Greenwood is a research fellow in planetary science at The Open University, and was the first scientist to identify the rock. “I was shocked when I saw it and immediately knew it was a rare meteorite and a very unique phenomenon,” he said in a statement from the museum. It’s really emotional to first confirm to the people standing in front of you that what they heard on their driveway all night is really fact. ”

The museum said there are about 65,000 meteorites on Earth, of which humans know, but only 1,206 people have landed on Earth, and only 51 of them were made of carbonaceous chondrite material.

At 9:54 a.m. the meteorite landed on Earth. GMT was seen by thousands of people in the UK and Northern Europe on 28 February. Viewers also recorded footage of the event on cameras and home security devices. The museum said civic recordings, as well as video from the UK Fireball Alliance, helped scientists find out where the meteor particles could be located in the city to collect for research. The recordings provided scientists with information on where the meteorite came from in outer space.

The museum said more meteorite fragments could be found in the area in the form of black stones, small stone iles throat or dust. When the meteorites landed on the driveway in Winchcombe, additional fragments were collected from the surrounding area.

Ashley King, a future UK research and innovation pioneer at the museum’s Earth Sciences Department, said: . Formed. One of the first people to see and study a meteorite, which was dropped and received immediately, is a dream come true! “

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