Could a meteor cause the fire?

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2019-10-05 02:00:09

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Could a meteor cause the fire?

Meteors regularly falling on our planet, but we do not notice

Almost every year on the surface of our planet fall, dozens of celestial bodies — meteorites. In 2013, one of them fell in Chelyabinsk, which injured several people. Recently, something similar to meteorite was seen by the inhabitants of the island of Chiloe, located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Chile. Almost immediately after the observation of a luminous object in the sky, on the territory located on the island town of Dalcahue was discovered burned with fire land. Locals decided that the cause of fire was a meteor. But whether the glowing object was a meteor in General, can falling on our planet space objects cause a fire?

Meteors are cosmic bodies that billions of years fly in outer space and eventually fall to the surface of large planets. By themselves they are cold objects consisting of materials that are on Earth. In particular, they include iron, Nickel, magnesium, sulfur and other common on our planet, the chemical elements. The bright light of a meteor occurs during braking in the planet's atmosphere — the object rubs against the particles of the atmosphere and ignited.

In Chile was a meteorite

According to astrophysicist named Jose Masa, if the cause of the fires in Chile really had fallen from outer space body, then it was clearly not a meteorite. He explained that during a flight in the vacuum of space for billions of years, little space objects strongly cooled, so at a friction about the Earth's atmosphere, they can hardly be heated to high temperatures.

The Assumption of the Chilean astrophysicist has been verified by geologists in mining service Sernageomin. They interviewed people living near the places of occurrence of fires — none of them saw the fall of the meteorite and did not hear any noise. Some sources claim that the meteorite broke into several pieces and the site of the fire was found about seven pieces. Only now, no photos, no videos with these fragments on the Internet.

If a meteorite did fall, he would

the Danger of space debris

Thus, scientists confidently ruled out the guilt of the meteorite in the fires. However, they do not deny the likelihood that the cause of the fire was fallen to earth by space debris. Unlike meteorites, these objects could be heated to temperatures capable of igniting plants. However, this assumption requires evidence, geologists have already taken soil samples and we intend to carefully study them. If the theory of space debris, confirmed, scientists will have to find out the cause of his fall. However, this is not surprising, because at this point in the orbit of our planet, you can find the failed satellites.

what do you think was the cause of the fires in Chile? Their assumptions write

Some publications referred to the fallen in Chile, the outer body of an unidentified flying object. If it comes to that, will not be superfluous to mention the recent news that the naval forces of the USA have confirmed that they several times have seen the so-called . To find out what fixed installed on military fighter jets of the camera, still failed. Maybe the soldiers met with aliens?

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