The spectacular phenomenon was spotted back in February last year and has amazed the whole of Central Europe. The remains of the object were discovered in Slovenia.
It could also be seen from Hungary
In February 2020, a rare and spectacular meteor appeared in the skies of Central Europe, and the extraordinary event was captured in a sea of images and video footage, which were shared on social media and major video-sharing platforms. Since then, researchers have been wondering where the space object could have landed and where its fragments could be now. One video finally led the experts to the clue. By analysing the footage, they were able to pinpoint the location of the meteorite, Space.com reported.
The meteor flashed across the sky on the morning of 28 February 2020 and was visible not only in Slovenia and Croatia, but also in Italy, Austria and even Hungary. According to experts, the object from space broke up into 17 different pieces after entering the atmosphere. Although more than a year and a half has passed since February 2020, scientists have not been able to get any closer to a clue to the whereabouts of the fragments, despite feverish searches. But now they can claim a major partial success in their quest, but only because they have taken a closer look at one of the videos that reported the meteorite.
The largest piece has not yet been found
In one video, uploaded to YouTube, experts discovered a total of three small pieces in the Novo Mesto area of Slovenia. The three fragments weigh a total of 720 grams. It’s a joy to see that the largest fragment in terms of size and weight has still not been found.
Of course, they are not giving up: this time they have asked locals to take as many photos as possible of the area to provide a baseline that will help them analyse the video of the phenomenon. The research team believes that the meteorite could be a derivative of an asteroid orbiting the Earth. The investigation is said to have been made much more difficult by the fact that the space object reached our planet’s atmosphere in broad daylight. Tracking it would have been much easier if it had arrived at night, scientists say.
Google Maps is a free online image service available to everyone. Its satellite images cover the entire Earth. The application was launched on 8 February 2005, initially supported only by Mozzilla and Internet Explorer, then Opera and Safari, and is now available from all browsers.
The database for the maps is sourced from various locations. In most places, especially in developing countries, the map is updated by the community using Google Mapmaker. Many cities can now be visited in 3D on the map. Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available in Hungary. However, you can see many buildings in Budapest and Gödöllő in 3D view.
Street View has been available since 2007. This allows you to rotate, zoom in and out at a selected point on the street. Problematic images are quickly removed by Google, but some websites, such as Street View Gallery or Google Sightseeing, keep the images for a long time.
Thanks to this, an image has been spotted for which there are no words…