Earlier this week, the Open Source Global Network of Stargazers shared remarkable footage showing a rare ‘Earthser’ meteorite avoiding our planet’s atmosphere and avoiding some catastrophe.
On September 22, ‘Erthraser’ exploded just 91 km above northern Germany and the Netherlands, below our orbital weather and TV satellites.
Unlike other meteorites burning in the atmosphere, this process creates ‘shooting stars’, this particular lucky rock, a part of a comet or meteorite, ‘jumping back’ into space.
The Mercury meteorite luckily escaped a fiery destruction by cameras in the Global Meteorite Network, which is an integral part of Earth’s growing planetary defense network.
GMN aims to cover the world with meteor surveillance cameras and inform the public through real-time alerts of the upcoming Space Rock operation.
“The network is basically a decentralized scientific tool made by amateur astronomers and citizen scientists around the planet, each with their own camera system.” GMN founder Denise Vida explains.
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Basically an open source planetary defense company, GMN provides data such as meteor orbits and orbits to the general and scientific community to help improve our surveillance systems.
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The so-called ‘earthergers’ are rare enough that they occur only a few times each year, during which time thousands of meteorites burn, with only a small remnant remaining and forming on the ground.
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