Bright flash seen over Scotland
Dashcams captured footage of a large meteor in the sky over north-east Scotland on Monday. The space rock burned up upon entering the atmosphere, emitting a big, bright flash as it did so. The light was reportedly seen as far as Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders and Newcastle at around 18:45. Witnesses described a blue, white or green light tearing through the sky, with some likening the flash to lightning. Jenni Morrison, who caught dashcam
Largest meteor since Chelyabinsk burns up over Atlantic Ocean
The biggest fireball since the Chelyabinsk event plunged through the atmosphere just off the Brazilian coast earlier this month, releasing energy equivalent to the detonation of 13,000 tons on TNT as it burned up. The space rock, which fell on February 6 at 13:55 GMT, apparently went unnoticed at the time as it exploded 30km above the Atlantic Ocean, 1000km off the coast of Brazil. It was only brought to people’s attention when it was
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