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In 1883 the Earth almost collided with a huge comet - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:16

12 and 13 August 1883 the astronomer small observatory in the Mexican state of Zacatecas there is a striking phenomenon. Jose Bonilla counted about 450 objects that pass in front of the Sun, and each of them was surrounded by some fog.

Bonilla published its report in the French magazine L'Astronomie in 1886. As explained what had happened could not manage, incredulous editor suggested considering that they were insects and dust. Later, some observations Bonilla proclaimed the first evidence of UFOs.

Hector Manterola from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and his colleagues give a different interpretation. According to them, Bonilla, must have seen fragments of a comet that broke up recently. This explains the "fog" and a plurality of objects, and the fact that they are so close to each other.



Scientists also point to the fact that no one else on the planet, apparently, did not see this comet, but the next observatory located just a few hundred kilometers. This can be explained by parallax. If the fragments were close to the Earth, they could be seen against the backdrop of the Sun only at a certain latitude. On the same latitude as Mexico is the Sahara, northern India and Southeast Asia, where observatories at the time was sparsely.

Hence Mr. Manterola and his colleagues conclude that the fragments passed by Earth at a distance of 600 to 8 thoUSAnd. Km, ie comet almost crashed into the planet! In addition, the researchers believe that the diameter of the object should be 50-800 km. It turns out, the comet originally weighed several billion tons, approaching in size to Halley's comet.

But why does no one have not seen her? Experts suggest that it may have been a comet 12P / Pons - Brooks, who in the same year the American astronomers observed.

Mr. Manterola and his colleagues are finalizing reasoning about how the earth was close to disaster. They suggest that these objects Bonilla observed about three and a half hours in two days. This means an average of 131 hours to an object and a total of 3275 objects between observations.

Each fragment was at least as big as the hypothetical Tunguska meteorite. 3275 Tunguska meteorite two days could very well make a new mass extinction of species.


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