Every year more than 17 thousand meteorites collide on Earth. Most of these meteorites fall in the regions near the equator. This was revealed by a scientist when he went for research in Antarctica. He was roaming in Antarctica on a snowmobile when he found a piece of meteorite lying inside.
Geoffrey Evatt is an Applied Mathematician at the University of Manchester, England. After traveling to Antarctica, he and his companions began to discover how many meteorites fall on Earth every year. Where do most meteorites fall?
Geoffrey tells how many meteorites fell on the earth from April 1988 to March 2020 and there is a record of their places. This map, created by the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) and NASA, describes where on the Earth the most meteorites have rained.
These people chose some areas of the earth and then studied for two years. Summer was the most suitable time to study. Therefore, during the summer season, they kept studying meteorites falling in different parts of the earth.
On 29 April this year, Ewart published the report in Geology magazine. It said that every year more than 17 thousand meteorites fall on the earth. Most meteorites fall on the adjacent regions of the equator.
Geoffrey Ewart says that if you really want to see fireballs coming from meteorites, then you have to go and spend the night in the areas around the equator.
Ewart says that the count of meteorites in Antarctica is easier than elsewhere. But the biggest problem is that if the meteorite went inside the ice, it becomes difficult to find it. The snow also breaks and flows into the ocean.
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Rainfall of meteorites occurring around the earth falls most near the equator. Here the intensity and number of their falls are also high. Many fall into the oceans, so it is difficult to calculate them, but their photographs come from telescopes around the world.
Geoffrey said that even in areas like Norway, you will get to see the eyes of meteorites with open eyes. At the same time, you will also get to see the beautiful view of Northern Lights there.