An important piece of meteorite has been found in Britain. The scientists shouted “Eureka!” When he analyzed it because it is a rarity.
Meteorites hit the Earth, sometimes large asteroids greet us from a close but safe distance, and then it happens that rain falls for a brief time of a second on a virtually night light planet.
In one of these incidents on 28 February, a piece of meteorite was found in a driveway in the town of Winchcomb, in the county of Gloucestershire, in the United Kingdom.
As reported by The Guardian, the space rock weighs about 300 grams (nothing), and that the remains of a rare meteorite made of carbonsondrocytes have never been seen.
“A dream coming true”, Dr. of the Natural History Museum in London. Ashley King told a London newspaper who was able to analyze space rock.
According to the analysis of scientists, the fireball passing through the quiet night of the Shire came from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter (main belt).
The trajectory calculation was made possible by videos posted by surveillance cameras of the Museum and the Citizen’s Fireball Alliance network.
According to the mathematical model, the Winchcombe meteorite falls at a speed of 30,000 mph north of Cheltenham (8.3 miles north-east of Winchcomb).
Importance of search
This discovery is important because of the thousands of meteorites that we know to be cautious on Earth, the findings made have only led to the discovery of carbonaceous chondrite in 51 cases.
Carbonaceous chondrites are a mixture of minerals and organic compounds including amino acids that are the building blocks of life.
These materials are considered the most primitive and ancient materials in the solar system, and also those that could possibly have contributed to the birth of life on Earth billions of years ago.