Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!
  1.   Become a Supporter    ::   Make a Contribution   
    Target (Recurring Monthly): $200 :: Achieved: $98

SciTech Blazing Meteor Captured on Video in West Ontario Canada

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by spnadmin, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    (Oct. 14) -- A streaking meteor that recently appeared 100 times brighter than a full moon was caught on video camera, scientists announced last week.

    As the fireball plunged into Earth's atmosphere on the evening of Sept. 25, it was detected by cameras at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Footage shows that the meteor, roughly the size of a tricycle, was moving at a speed of 13 miles per second as it traveled over southern Ontario.
    Skip over this content

    An analysis of data gathered from the system's records, meteor radar, and infrasound equipment suggest the meteor was large enough to have left behind fragments near the Niagara Peninsula. The debris may weigh as much as several kilograms.
    Skip over this content

    Researchers are interested in hearing from anyone who may have witnessed or recorded this event or found any of the meteorite fragments.
    "This particular meteorite fall, if any are found, is very important because its arrival was so well recorded," said Phil McCausland, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration. "We have good camera records as well as radar and infrasound detections of the event, so that it will be possible to determine its orbit prior to collision with the Earth and to determine the energy of the fireball event. We can also figure out where it came from and how it got here, which is rare. In all of history, only about a dozen meteorite falls have that kind of record."

    You can see the video at this link
    Blazing Meteor Captured on Video in Ontario, Canada

    Forwarded by SPN member Tejwant Singh Malik ;)
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    SciTech Meteor in Russia Incident Precedes California Fireball Reports Breaking News Feb 17, 2013
    World The End of the World?: Terror Over Russian Meteor Breaking News Feb 16, 2013
    Supernatural Russian meteor causes blast; hundreds injured Breaking News Feb 15, 2013
    SciTech Scientists Doubt that Meteorite Hit Latvia Breaking News Oct 27, 2009

Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...

More people are visiting & reading SPN than ever but far fewer are paying to sustain it. Advertising revenues across the online media have fallen fast. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Donating to SPN's is vote for free speech, for diversity of opinions, for the right of the people to stand up to religious bigotry. Without any affiliation to any organization, this constant struggle takes a lot of hard work to sustain as we entirely depend on the contributions of our esteemed writers/readers. We do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too... Fund our efforts and together we can keep the world informed about the real Sikh Sikhi Sikhism. If everyone who writes or reads our content, who likes it, helps us to pay for it, our future would be much more secure. Every Contribution Matters, Contribute Generously!

    Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page