A meteorite was spotted in the sky over the province of Pinar del Rio - the object was included in the broadcast of a cricket match, it
The researchers analyzed the video and the wreckage of the space body - on the basis of this data they were able to obtain information about the meteorite.
Astrophysicists found that the meteorite weighed about360 tons and entered the atmosphere at a distance of 76.5 km from the coast of Cuba in the Caribbean. Its speed was 64.8 thousand km / h, it moved along a relatively straight line to the northeast. At an altitude of 22 km the meteorite exploded, and the largest part fell into the ocean off the northwestern coast of the island.
Earlier, astronomers conducted a chemical analysisL-type meteorites - chondrites - one of the most common in the solar system. It turned out that in the asteroid belt there is not one, but several of their sources.