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16 Mar, 2019 21:25

A meteor? Glowing object filmed falling in Siberian sky (VIDEO)

A meteor? Glowing object filmed falling in Siberian sky (VIDEO)

A shining object was captured descending from the sky on a dashcam video in Russia’s remote north. A witness claims it was a meteor, but authorities say the location of the incident is too far away to investigate

Another eyewitness told local journalists that it became “light and warm” during the incident on Friday evening near the village of Tura in Evenk Autonomous Territory.

However, the celestial body is unlikely to grab international headlines like the exploding Chelyabinsk meteor did in 2013.

A local dispatch service told RIA Novosti that “it’s impossible to tell what the shining object was. It might have been a meteor or something else.”

There are also no plans to inspect the alleged crash site, as it is “located in a remote hard to reach area,” the dispatch service said, adding that the event didn’t cause any destruction on the ground.

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A leading research associate at the Krasnoyarsk Physics Institute, Sergey Karpov, told Yenisei broadcaster that it was likely a very small fragment of a meteor, less than 10cm in diameter.

Some online commenters say the footage shows nothing but a pistol flare light, filmed at a good angle.

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