Bingol University investigated meteorites
BINGOL - Researchers committee that was created in the University of Bingol went to the area where the meteorite fell and carried out extensive investigation in the area.
Last week (2 September) on Wednesday night at 23:05 meteorite pieces fell in Bingol central Saricicek (Haci Cayir) village and surrounding regions, which gained the attention of the Turkish Scientists and NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Research Center) in particular.
Dr. Ozan Unsalan and his research team from Istanbul University Faculty of Science Department and Atomic and Molecular Physics Department, after reflection on the news media launched in relation to the falling meteorite fragments from Bingol University (BU), started extensive investigations in the area with the help of the villagers.
The statement made in Bingol University about the topic states that a large number of meteorite samples were collected which initiated the process to be examined in the laboratory analysis of the parts specified.
Authorities of NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Research Center) follow the falling meteors event and have found that the meteorites are around 20mm, which have been broken in the process of falling.
Falling meteorites recorded affected the regions compromised between 38 ° 56 ¢ 02² - 38 ° 48 ¢ 49² 40 ° 23 ¢ north latitude and 25² - 40 ° 43 ¢ 30² east longitude. "Researchers are going to analyse collected meteorites through methods such as structural, geological and chemical FT-IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and AAS, ICP-MS, XRD, SEM-EDX so they would be classified." the statement said.
Falling meteorite fragments which were seen the East and surrounding South-eastern Anatolia Regions, had fallen from to the atmosphere at the speed of about 70 thousand km/h into the Mus direction from Elazig-Tunceli direction, which decomposed explosively over Bingol and caused a fierce light in the sky.
In the rest of the statement it is reported that the citizens were scared due to the sound and light that the meteorites had produced. (ILKHA)