Goiania – Researchers from the universities of Goiás and Rio de Janeiro are searching for a meteorite that crashed right into a farmhouse in Portelândia, a metropolis of lower than 5,000 folks in the southwest of Goiás.
The likelihood of a rock that orbits the earth falling into your habitat could be very low, in response to researchers from the Federal University of Jataí (UFJ) who heard cities. The analysis is carried out along with a crew of Meteoritics researchers, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
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“This occasion could be very uncommon, very uncommon! More than 70% of the planet is marine, with lakes, lakes and rivers. Most of this stuff fall on water”, stated the professor of Space Physics at UFJ, Maurício Bolzam.
According to researchers, in the final 12 years there have been solely 9 meteorites in residential buildings in Brazil. In the case of Goiás, the meteorite break up and destroyed the roof, ceiling and flooring of the kitchen. The incident passed off on the morning of July seventeenth.
“If you’re taking an individual’s head right here, they’re useless,” stated the proprietor at the time. The sound of a falling meteorite was in comparison with an airplane and an explosion.
sorts of rocks
The Physics Laboratory at UFJ, Thiago Oliveira Lima, defined that though the occasions had been small, the kind of rock that fell on the Portelândia farm is widespread amongst meteorites.
According to Thiago, the most typical minerals had been iron, magnesium and silicon. In small quantities, manganese, fossils, potassium and aluminum had been discovered. Some of the materials collected was taken from UFJ and one other half is to be studied at UFRJ.
Maurício additionally stated that there are some meteorites that are thought-about uncommon, if they arrive from the Moon or Mars, for instance. These stones can enter the market of collectors, who pay R$1,000 per gram, relying on the rarity of the meteorite.
the origin of the planets
The researchers defined that the study of meteorites may help to grasp the formation of the solar.
“Meteorites are the constructing blocks of the photo voltaic system. Early in the formation of the solar, many of those parts had been current and had been filled with planets. (…). Hence the scientific worth of those rocks, as they’ve been orbiting the Sun since the formation of the Sun. Therefore, they carry the data of how the solar was billions of years in the past”, tried Thiago.