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People claim Northern Territory meteor to be the size of a large truck, NASA says otherwise

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People claim Northern Territory meteor to be the size of a large truck, NASA says otherwise

One meteor that took off over the Australian sky on Tuesday night was the span of a “little vehicle” when it hit the Earth’s climate, as per a specialist from NASA.

Important details:

  • A Video of the “fireball” indicates it slamming towards the ground about 10:30 pm Tuesday
  • A space expert says the article weighed around 20 to 40 tonnes
  • A NASA master says meteors this size hit the climate up to six times each year

A Video of the “fireball” crashing towards the ground overwhelmed online networking on Wednesday with sightings of the wonder rolling in from crosswise over both South Australia and Victoria. It pursued another meteor locating that lit up the sky and shook windows close Alice Springs in the Northern Territory prior this week.

People claim Northern Territory meteor to be the size of a large truck, NASA says otherwise

CCTV Footage. Source: The Advertiser

David Finlay is an astronomer, who administrates the Australia Meteor Report Facebook page, said information gauges had demonstrated the meteor arrived in the sea, around 400 kilometres south of Adelaide.

He assessed it would have weighed between 20 to 40 tons and would have been about the extent of a four-wheel drive. He said it was likewise going at around 40,000 kilometres for each hour and had a hazardous yield of about 1.6 kilotons.

NASA on the meteor

Even though the claims of the meteor’s size were hefty, Dr Steve Chesley disagrees. He works in the NASA’s jet propulsion lab. The guy is based out of California. He said that this meteor was really small according to the standards set by NASA.

He claimed that its size was approximately around the size of a small hatchback. Similarly sized objects hit the atmosphere at least 3 to 6 times in a year spanning across the globe.

People claim Northern Territory meteor to be the size of a large truck, NASA says otherwise

NASA logo. Source: nasa.gov

The doctor from NASA also said that the meteor was travelling slower than the usual occurrence.

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