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Meteor spotted over Los Angeles

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stereologist

Seems that a meteor was well recorded when it was observed from Los Angeles.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/experts-viral-meteor-over-los-175300296.html

The interesting part is that it was well recorded by cameras.

One of the important things to notice is the length of time that the meteor is seen. That suggests it entered the atmosphere at a slow speed. It also is observed to break into pieces in the videos.

The slow speed suggests that the object was in orbit and entered the atmosphere at orbital speed. The break up into many pieces suggests that the object burning up in the atmosphere was not solid.

It has been identified as a piece of so-called space junk.

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Robotic Jew

That's awesome! 

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RoofGardener

So it was a de-orbiting satellite, rather than a space rock ? 

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stereologist
51 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

So it was a de-orbiting satellite, rather than a space rock ? 

Or a part of a rocket or whatever else is up there that is finally dropping down.

I saw something similar to this but falling much faster a few years back. It too was likely a piece of space junk dropping back to Earth.

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L.A.T.1961
51 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

So it was a de-orbiting satellite, rather than a space rock ? 

It looks like there was some confusion over its origin, hard to tell just from looking at that video but it is now thought to be a meteoroid.

" analysis and after receiving information from William J. Cooke, Lead, NASA Meteoroid Environments Office, the speed of the event is now evaluated of 15.5 km/s, which means the fireball was indeed produced by a meteoroid. We are no waiting for USAF confirmation."

https://www.amsmeteors.org/2020/01/space-debris-re-entry-caught-on-allsky6-cameras/

 

 

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RoofGardener

Wow.. that is pretty awesome. 

 

I wonder if it made a sound ? :unsure2: 

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