Monday, October 26, 2009

Latvia meteorite

A meteorite-like object has fallen to the ground Sunday night in northern Latvia producing a crater of about 10 meters wide and 3 meters deep. The meteorite crashed into a meadow in the latvian region of Mazsalaca located close to the border with Estonia. Following the visit to the crash site, the geologists concluded after the first impressions that it was a meteorite although other international experts believe that it is surprizing that such a large meteorite managed to reach the Earth surface, usually most of the extraterrestrial objects burn into the atmosphere. There are still debates wether it was a meteorite or a satellite.
Video footage from crashsite of Latvia burning meteorite.
Amateur video Lavia meteorite in Mazsalaca.
In the end the Latvia meteorite proved to be a hoax and he crater was created by an excavator - Ilgonis Vilks the director of the latvian astronomy institute said.


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