Fireball Lights Up Australian Sky, Scientists Looking For Meteor’s Remnants
Australian scientists are searching for the remnants of a meteor which burned spectacularly across the sky in Perth Tuesday night.
The unusual phenomenon was caught on camera by multiple spectators and described as a “fireball” on social media.
Curtin University professor Phil Bland told CNN it was “almost certainly” a chunk of an asteroid coming through the atmosphere, an event which he said occurs only a couple of times a year.
Bland is the founder of the Desert Fireball Network, a group of scientists working to track the path of meteors and asteroids across the night sky, with a goal to building a “geological map of the solar system.”
He called for anyone who finds an unusual lump of rock to give him a call, saying he’d be “chuffed” to find it.
“It will look strange, it will have a black crust on it and it’ll be kind of slightly rounded in a way that most terrestrial rocks aren’t. It will look distinct, it’ll look odd, also they’re usually a little bit heavier than average rocks,” he said.
Bland said while asteroids came through the atmosphere a few times a year it was rare for it to occur in heavily populated areas such as Perth.
“There are probably 50,000 or 60,000 meteorites in existence in the world’s museum collections, they are incredibly valuable materials, from a scientific perspective,” he said.
One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) they had heard a “boom” before seeing the light in the sky.
“We just thought it was lightning to start with, but the boom that came after it was definitely not thunder,” she told ABC Radio Perth. “It shook the whole house, the windows, the dog went psycho.”
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