Scientists Identified Visible, Infrared Imagery Left by the Meteor Across Russia

Both visible and infrared images of the “Russian meteor”  has been captured by scientists from Colorado State University.
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Deputy director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) Steve Miller analyzed images from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) weather satellite and took several shots of the meteor’s condensation trail.

“We were extremely lucky to have a satellite crossing the immediate area, literally moments after the event. The imagery can help us understand some details of the entry that may have been more difficult to infer from the surface observations alone.”  Miller said.

 

Source: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-colorado-state-university-scientists-visible.html#jCp

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