Just over 14 months after a 20-ton asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russian dashboard cameras have apparently captured another fireball lighting up the night sky, this time in the northern city of Murmansk.
According to RT.com and the dashcam time-stamp, the fireball burned through the sky at about 2:14 a.m., Moscow Time, on April 19, (or 6:14 p.m., Eastern Time, April 18).
There's no confirmation as to what the object could have been — whether meteoroid or artificial debris — thus the 'meteor-like' label used in the video's title. It is possible that this is some piece of orbital space debris re-entering the atmosphere. However, the pattern of flashes is similar to how meteoroids flare multiple times as they're crushed and broken apart by the pressure of the air they compress in front of them. Undoubtedly, this will spark a search for any pieces that may have survived to reach the ground. But given that the details of the video do not indicate exactly where theRead More »from Russian dashboard cameras capture bright blue fireball over city of Murmansk