Scientists told about the nature of the bright object that was observed in the sky the dwellers of Ugra

Scientists told about the nature of the bright object that was observed in the sky the dwellers of Ugra

According to experts of the Ural Federal University, he could have a piece of space debris.

YEKATERINBURG, August 8. /TASS/. Scientists of the Ural Federal University (Urfu) analyzed the trajectory of the object that on the evening of 4 August was observed by the inhabitants of the cities of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — Yugra (KHMAO-Yugra). The results showed that it could be a piece of space debris, said on Wednesday, TASS associate Professor of the Ural Federal University Mikhail Larionov.

On the evening of 4 August, the social network users from cities KHMAO-Yugra has published several videos, which show several luminous objects, and then suggested that it could be a meteorite. As later reported by TASS in regional management of the Ministry, the Agency has not received from the residents of the region information about what the falling object led to any consequences.

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“The trajectory of the object is quite gentle, the speed is quite slow. From this we can judge that it was burnt up space junk. Famous race cars, for example, in Chelyabinsk or ponds, fragments of which are found in the Lipetsk region, looked different in their characteristics. For example, the rate of fall of meteorites — 10-70 km/s, and the falling speed of the satellite is about 2-8 km/s” — said Larionov.

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Urfu researchers have extensive experience of finding the meteor in Russia and abroad. First search for meteorites outside of Russia was organized in the framework of the 61st Russian Antarctic expedition from December 2015 to January 2016 on the territory of the Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. In 2017, was organized a trip to the desert dashte-LUT in Iran and in the Atacama desert in Chile this year, scientists plan to visit the Gobi desert in Mongolia.

To study the material in Urfa created a specialized laboratory Extra Terra Consortium, which holds a leading position in the study of cosmic matter. In addition, this year in the Ural universities plan to launch the first in Russia to master in direction of “Instruments and methods of cosmic Mineralogy”.