Researchers of the Irkutsk planetarium told about the fall of a large meteorite in the lake Baikal. Local residents said celestial body on the same day, but the followers of the Astronomical Observatory of Irkutsk state University (ISU) has published a report about this event only a week later.
Among other things in the Network appeared the video, recorded this phenomenon. As described on the web site of the Irkutsk planetarium, a celestial fireball on 22 October recorded 2 automatic observation station, Observatory of ISU, located in the Tunka valley. Limit the observed brightness of the car amounted to minus 4.5 m (brighter than Venus), the initial mass of an object, according to the experts, could be of the order of kg.
"The object was recorded at a height of 67.2 kilometers, lost at the height of 62.1 kilometers. Meteor body "catching up" Land that other things led to its low speed shareware its surface: at the point of detection should not exceed 13 km/s, and by the end of the observed segment, in view of the considerable air resistance has been reduced to 10 km/s" convince scientists.
Scientists imagine that a meteorite crashed in the waters of lake Baikal at a distance of one kilometer from the shore near the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe. The car was noted by local inhabitants, the fall of the meteorite discontinueda actively on online forums. "Watched in Khomutovo, most likely, a meteorite flew 10 seconds, 1 piece separated and burned before, and 2 flew slowly and burned," wrote 1 of the local inhabitants.
Scientists have calculated the orbit of a celestial body. It was found that before the collision with the Earth the orbital period of the object was equal to 2.88. the perihelion was located at a distance of 139 million miles from the Sun, aphelion at a distance of 450 million km, which corresponds to the outer radius. Considering the opinion of the researchers, these data suggest that the body that gave rise to the Baikal race car, is considered a "native" of the Main asteroid belt. Probably, it came under the "evil" action of Jupiter and therefore lost the "true path", to convince scientists.
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