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Meteorite reportedly hits ground near a railway station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

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A meteorite has reportedly fallen near a Sahibabad railway station in the city of Ghaziabad, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020.

According to local media reports, the event took place during heavy rains. A loud thunder-like sound was heard before the object hit the ground, causing panic among locals.

City fire brigade officials said the object kept smoldering even after they doused the flames. Scientists who examined it suggested the material which fell from the sky seems to be sodium, as it gave rise to fumes when it came in contact with water.

Samples were sent to a laboratory in Lucknow for further testing.

Several residents said they saw three objects falling from the sky.

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3 Comments

  1. “Scientists who examined it suggested the material which fell from the sky seems to be sodium, as it gave rise to fumes when it came in contact with water.”

    Ya, sodium also catches fire on contact with oxygen. That was no scientist, was it Jamal Shrair?

  2. IT SEEMS THAT THE SHOWER OF FIREBALLS THAT WILL RAIN DOWN ON EARTH IS VERY NEAR. The network of NASA all-sky cameras, https://lnkd.in/ddKyiBz that scans the skies above the United States for Meteoritic fireballs, reported 13 fireballs, yesterday, Mar.06, 2020. On the other hand, today, Mar, 07, 2020 the number of near-earth asteroids that were reported is 2018.

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