Astronomical Institute asks public for help in searching for pieces of bolide

The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Republic has asked members of the public for help in looking for parts of a meteor, classified as a bolide, which lit up the evening sky over the region of Vysočina last Tuesday. The meteor broke up in different pieces and is thought to have fallen near Ždár nad Sazavou. An observatory in Veselí nad Moravou captured an extraordinary image of the celestial object. Upon entering the atmosphere the bolide is estimated to have weighed around 200 kilograms before breaking up.

Author: Jan Velinger