Monday, July 24, 2017

Argentina: Spectacular Bolide Stuns Onlookers

Source: Planeta UFO
Date: 7.24.2017

Argentina: Spectacular Bolide Stuns Onlookers

An intensely bright light was seen in the heavens over many aprts of the country. Theories emerged and the we now have the answer. What was it?

The skies over Argentina were illuminated for a few seconds, startling people who were able to see it from various parts of the country. Was it a UFO, a shooting star? people wondered. But there was another solution.

"It was a space rock. A bolide. These are rocks larger than the palm of one's hand which disintegrate at high altitude as they enter our atmosphere," explained Jorge Coghlan, astronomer and boardmember of the Centro de Observadores del Espacio (Space Watch Center).

"Given that it was a larger rock, it can even light up the earth as it enters the atmosphere." the expert told the Cadena 3 web portal

[Translation (c) 2017 IHU with thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Gira Buenos Aires []