Scientists trace the fireball to a strange rocky meteorite from the edge of the solar system

The stony meteorite that exploded over Canada last year was more extraordinary than it seemed at first glance: it originated from the outer solar system where scientists thought only icy bodies existed.

A parade of both professional and amateur astronomers captured photos and videos of the meteorites It also exploded over Alberta. By studying this data, the researchers concluded that the meteorite crashed like a rocky body, surviving to an even deeper depth. Earth’s atmosphere than icy bodies do in similar trajectories. However, the analysis also suggested that the meteorite came from Oort cloudfurther Pluto. The discovery of a rocky body from this region could rewrite existing theories about how rocks work Solar System formed.


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