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Asteroid "Sar2667" rushes towards earth - eyewitnesses film impact


A ball of fire suddenly lights up the sky over the English Channel. The asteroid "Sar2667" caused astonishment in the network.

A ball of fire suddenly lights up the sky over the English Channel.

The asteroid "Sar2667" caused astonishment in the network.

LONDON – A small meteorite in the sky causes a stir on social networks.

Eyewitnesses are over the moon.

They share footage of a very special moment.

A fireball burns up like a shooting star in the dark night sky.

"How beautiful!" writes Twitter user


to his short video.

Asteroid "Sar2667" lights up the night sky - eyewitnesses are enthusiastic

The asteroid named "Sar2667" appeared in the sky over the English Channel on Monday morning with a trail of fire, racing ever further towards Earth.

Then the celestial body seems to explode.

A blazing flash illuminates everything for seconds.

The recordings of this light show are indeed impressive.

Look for yourself:

Got it!

How beautiful!

#Sar2667 #Asteroid

— Kade 🧑🏻‍🔬🌌 (@KadeFlowers) February 13, 2023

Asteroid Lights Up Night Sky Over English Channel: 'I Just Saw It And It Was Awesome'


Stunning footage: Asteroid "Sar2267" makes a spectacle in the sky.

© @kadeflowers/PA Media/dpa

The asteroid lit up the sky with a spectacular pink flash as it burned up, a Twitter user wrote.

"I just saw it and it was great," shared another user.

"Green like a bright emerald and then bright orange very quickly." He had an absolutely phenomenal view of the asteroid over the English Channel overlooking France.

Some managed to snap photos of "Sar2667".

Asteroid Sar2667, about a meter in diameter, was expected to fall near the French city of Le Havre at 02:59h UTC.

I drove to a photogenic spot close to home in the south of the Netherlands to capture it, just as the sky cleared.#asteroid #meteor @IMOmeteors @apod

— Gijs de Reijke (@GijsDeReijke) February 13, 2023

European space agency Esa predicted asteroid impact

The European space agency Esa and the space agency NASA are working intensively on asteroid defence.

The so-called DART test mission last year was a complete success.

For the first time in space history, an asteroid was pushed out of orbit.

It sounds like a plot from a Hollywood movie.

While no asteroid is currently on a collision course with our planet, space agencies want to be prepared for the worst case scenario.

Asteroids: danger from outer space

Even if Sarum was a small meteorite, Esa considers its asteroid prediction a success.

"It's only the seventh time an astroimpact has been predicted," tweeted Esa.

"But it is a sign of rapid progress in predicting such events." The European Space Agency had previously announced that the asteroid would enter Earth's atmosphere over northern France.

What are asteroids?

  • Asteroids are "ancient space rocks" left over from the formation of the solar system around 4.6 years ago, according to Esa.

  • Most of this space debris orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter in what is known as the main asteroid belt.

  • Billions of years ago, asteroids likely brought complex molecules and possibly life to Earth.

  • However, an asteroid impact around 66 million years ago is considered by scientists to be the most likely cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Esa says it wants to make a significant contribution to a global planetary defense system by 2030.

The system should warn about three weeks in advance, for example, of dangerous asteroids with a size of more than 40 meters, can be found on the Esa website.

In the Antarctic, researchers are always looking for the rock from space.

During an expedition under the most difficult conditions, scientists came across a rare gem – a 7.6-kilo meteorite.


List of rubrics: © @kadeflowers/PA Media/dpa

Source: merkur

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