Scientists have determined that in 2014 an interstellar meteorite fell to Earth


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Scientists have determined that in 2014 an interstellar meteorite fell to Earth

In January 2014, a certain small-sized cosmic body entered the Earth’s atmosphere, to which no one then attached particular importance. Specialists at Harvard University in the United States believe that it was an object that came from another star system, and they explained their position.

Studying data from the NASA Near-Earth Objects Research Center (CNEOS), scientists focused on a space object moving toward the Earth at a specified period at a speed of 60 km / s, passing the Sun. Most likely, the meteorite was no more than a meter in diameter, because, having reached the atmosphere, it was completely destroyed.

After analyzing, based on the speed, the orbit of the object, the scientists established that it did not have a gravitational connection with the Sun, that is, did not move along the formed orbit around it. This meteor flew so fast that even the giant attraction of the star could not lead him astray. As American experts have explained, this is only possible if a celestial body originated far beyond the boundary of the solar system.

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