Watch Video Asteroid explodes in Germany’s sky
According to the report, the asteroid named 2024 BXI was first discovered by an asteroid hunter named Christian Sarnecki. He is an astronomer at the Piszkéstetö Mountain Station of the Konkoly Observatory in Hungary. He discovered the asteroid using the observatory's 60-cm Schmidt telescope. Immediately after that, NASA told in detail when and where it will hit.
This incident was captured on camera in Leipzig, Northern Germany. It can be seen in the video that an asteroid burns rapidly in the sky. It disappears after being visible for a few seconds. Before impact, the size of the asteroid was estimated to be 3.3 feet.
According to the report, astronomer Sarnecki has detected many asteroids in recent years. They also include asteroid 2022 EB5, which was discovered just 2 hours before it entered Earth's atmosphere.
What are asteroids
According to NASA, these are also called minor planets. Just as all the planets in our solar system revolve around the Sun, similarly asteroids also revolve around the Sun. Asteroids are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Scientists have so far detected 11 lakh 13 thousand 527 asteroids.
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