The footage of the fireball landing was recorded from a car’s dashcam on an Italian island of Sardina. The video was caught by a driver who was briefly blinded by the event as he travelled on a road near Torre Grande on the Mediterranean Island on Friday. The stunning footage shows the meteorite quickly come into the shot as a bright light careening towards the Earth at the moment it was violently torn apart by the planet atmosphere.
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NASA preparing for ‘colossal God of Chaos’ asteroid arrival by 2029 As it gets closer, the space rock begins to emit a bright and blinding light as the spectacular show lit up the entire countryside as it blazed across the night sky.
It has been reported that the spectacle was witnessed in numerous coastal areas along the Mediterranean.The Puig des Molins Observatory in Ibiza also captured the rocks descent from a different angle.The Catalan Civil Protection agency reported receiving more than 55 calls about the fireball.JUST IN: 864 space rocks make ESAs RISK LIST as 20,000 asteroids zip by Earth
The meteorite crash landed in Italy brighten the sky as it descended (Image: RT)
Meteorite crash landings are often harmless as they regularly burn up as they enter the Earths atmosphere (Image: Getty)Meteorites rarely cause concern for NASA and other agencies that monitor the skies due to the rocks initial size being greatly diminished as it enters the Earths atmosphere.
However, NASA has taken steps towards studying and protecting the earth from Asteroids it considers hazardous.Earlier this year NASA announced its first Planetary Defense Technology Demonstration for the next 3 years.The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be NASA’s first mission to demonstrate a planetary defence technique.
The footage shows the Meteorite quickly emitted a bright light before again quickly diminishing (Image: RT) It will get one chance to hits its target, the small moonlet in the binary asteroid system Didymos.The asteroid poses no threat to Earth and is an ideal test target as it allows scientists to study how the smaller asteroids orbits.
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After the bright display the meteorites light diminished before crash landing (Image: RT) Trending Millions.