Meteorite in Dalmatia, Experts Begin Search and Investigation

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, back at the end of February this year, the Croatian Meteor Network (CMN) recorded the fall of meteors in the area of ​​Dalmatia, more precisely in the hinterland of the City of Sibenik. This event was filmed by four cameras that are part of the system of more than 30 cameras operating under the Croatian Meteor Network. It is quite certain that the meteor “survived” the fall through the Earth´s atmosphere, and the Croatian Meteor Network is currently busy organising a search for the meteorite in Dalmatia.

As the aforementioned network explained to Dalmatia Danas (Today), it is necessary to search for the rest of the rock from space as soon as possible, because such ¨items¨ from space are strongly influenced by our atmospheric conditions, primarily humidity and precipitation. After finding a meteorite, it is best to preserve it in a vacuum, ie in conditions that will not affect it much.

¨The burning of a meteor starts at about 140 kilometres in height, and up to 40 kilometres in height it usually either burns up or “goes out”. If it is not completely burned up or has not completely disintegrated, a “dark flight” occurs. Then altitude winds are very important, the values ​​of which are known by altitude meteorological measurements. All this affects the trajectory, and then we can determine quite precisely where the meteorite fell,¨ they explained from the Croatian Meteor Network when discussing the meteorite in Dalmatia.

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