Meteorite Crashes in Mazsalaca, Latvia- 25 October, 2009
Polit.ru- An unknown object has fallen to Latvia from space. Experts study radioactive crater.
Yesterday the unknown object, presumably a meteorite has fallen upon Latvia from space. Incident has occured near to the city of Mazsalatsa in the north of the country, near the border of Estonia.
On Sunday, October 25, 2009, at approximately 17:30 (18:30 across Moscow), the State fire-saving service (ГПСС) was called was called in and firefighters found a burning crater, up to 20 meters in diameter and 5 meters depth.
The Latvian center of radiation was informed of event, while the Latvian army noted radiation at the site. According to radio station Echo of Moscow, the radioactive background inside the crater has appeared to be a little above the norm. According to the scientists, the raised radiation does not represent any danger. As the experts consider, the fallen object can be the artificial satellite of the Earth, or a fragment. It is obvious, that the final answer to this question will be given by scientists who will study any remains found.
Editor's Note: It is extremely likely that this was a meteor that found it's way to earth, or even a bit of space junk. However, there is always a small possibility that a the object was of alien origin. Let's hope that the Russian scientists are forthcoming on their findings.
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