Unusual "aliens" from space
Fortunately, most of the most dangerous objects in space are at a distance of many light years from our tiny planet. Still, sometimes we arrive to the "guests" of the cosmos.
The fuel tank
In March 2011, in Colorado a tourist came across a spherical object lying in the crater formed by his fall. Touching the object, the man discovered that he was still warm! NASA officials have identified it as the fuel tank from the Russian rocket "Zenit-3", launched in January 2011.
October 15, 1972, farmers in Trujillo, Venezuela, heard a loud thud. The next day, they found a large stone next to the killed cow. After only a few years, scientists have confirmed that the stone is a meteorite. This is the only officially confirmed case, when the fall of the meteorite caused the death (cow).
June 30, 1908 there was a massive explosion over the expanses of Eastern Siberia. It was killed almost 2,000 square kilometers of forest. The explosion was about 1,000 times more powerful than the explosion of a nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. But the strange thing is that no crater was found. Scientists have suggested that a meteor exploded in the air, which shattered into fragments at an altitude of 10 km above the Earth's surface.
August 14, 1992 people in the town of Mbale in Nigeria heard a deafening explosion in the sky. Shortly thereafter, the stones rained down from above. Since the country has flourished the AIDS epidemic, the inhabitants decided that the stones had sent Lord himself, to rid them of the disease. They even crushed stones and add them to the food.
The meteorite Goba
Goba Meteorite - the largest of the meteorites found, weighing 60 tons. Although he fell in what is now Namibia, about 80 000 years ago, they found him not so long ago. In 1920, a farmer plowing his field, stumbled on something hard in the ground. Today this meteorite was turned into a national monument.
Balls from space
Three large metallic ball fell to the North Vietnamese in 2015. Authorities said that this part of the rocket, is a tank for storing compressed air. version was proposed that this part of the rocket, made by Russian. But scientists have not been able to explain how they were in Vietnam. Did they fell from the satellite, which is burned in the atmosphere of the earth, and may be, they are separated from the missile during a launch failure. Fortunately, from the fall of the balls were no injuries.
December 30, 1980 a meteorite fell to the ground near a Soviet military base in Yemen. Meteorite Kaidun, as it is called, comprises a plurality of minerals, some not even previously encountered in nature (Florenskie). Scientists are still arguing about the origin of the meteorite.
Tagish Lake Meteorite
In January 2000, a large fireball hit the ground near Lake Tagish in British Columbia. Immediately after hitting the locals felt a strong smell of sulfur in the air. Meteorite very interested scientists because, although they were unable to pinpoint its origin, its composition resembled nothing else like ... the sun (except for gaseous compounds).
In January 1978, the radioactive material fell from the sky in the north of Canada. They were part of the failed electric Soviet satellite "Cosmos-954".
The oldest meteorite
In 1492, a huge boulder crashed into the ground near the French city of Ensiskhaym. People perceived the incident as a sign from heaven, because in those days did not know anything about meteorites. To date, it is the oldest surviving meteorites in Europe.
A meteorite the size of a pea
In 2009, in Germany, 14-year-old Gerrit Blank was returning home from school when he saw a flash of light. Almost immediately a stone the size of a pea touched his hand, and then crashed into the ground, creating a crater with a diameter of about 30 centimeters. Fortunately for Gerrit, he almost did not hurt, but the arm was a small scar.
In 1969, Allende meteorite fell in Mexico and caused great excitement among the hunters of meteorites. It was found that the meteorite fragments contain elements that are older than our solar system! And that's not all, in the fragments discovered microscopic diamonds!
The meteorite, damaging the car
October 9, 1992 the inhabitants of the town of Peekskill, NY, saw a very bright streak in the sky, drawn by a meteorite. He fell, crashing into a Chevrolet Malibu, which was the owner of Michelle Knapp. She bought the car the day before for $ 400, but after what happened to resell it for 10 000 dollars.