Unprecedented Fireball Illuminates The Skies of UK

UFO’s are being reported so frequently nowadays, and experts are often struggling to find out their origin. We should never underestimate the wealth of the Cosmos, as the night sky can offer spectacular celestial shows when it comes to UFO’s, asteroids, comets, and so on.

On July 30, a very imposing meteor passed across the night sky of the UK with great might and all the way to Belgium. The cosmic object left people speechless, as many claim that they’ve never seen before a meteor so bright.

Brighter than a normal meteor

The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) was almost overwhelmed by the reports from British people who were stunned by the cosmic phenomenon. The IMO provides some explanations:

Due to the velocity at which they strike the Earth’s atmosphere, fragments larger than one millimetre have the capability to produce a bright flash as they streak through the heavens above.

These bright meteors are what we call fireballs and they often strike fear and awe for those who witness them.

Luckily for all of us, we are safe for now. There’s no real reason to believe that a deadly asteroid like the Chicxulub impactor that killed the dinosaurs will hit Earth again in the near future. NASA is monitoring the sky using some advanced scientific tools, although we have to admit that there’s no such thing as 100 percent protection. Most scientists are certain that a Chicxulub 2.0 impactor will hit Earth again one day in the far future, but hopefully, technology will find a way to deflect or destroy it.

The Chelyabinsk meteor is a great proof that astronomers cannot possibly warn us on time about all the cosmic threats arriving from far away. The meteor shook the grounds of Russia in 2013, measuring 20 m (66 ft) and having a tremendous speed of 19.16 ± 0.15 kilometers per second.

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Cristian Antonescu

About the Author: Cristian Antonescu

With a strong passion for astronomy since he was little and hundreds of articles written about this field, Cristian is a reliable writer who keeps the website up-to-date with news about the wonders of the Universe.

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