Space

Meteorite Discovery Confirmed in El Empalme, Ecuador

On the night of Wednesday, April 22, 2020, images and reports of people in Ecuador manipulating a rocky body with their hands went viral on social media networks.

Residents of the Los Naranjos compound in El Empalme (Guayas) spoke of an object that fell from the sky. There were also several power outages in the area.

According to the specialists, the space rock measures 20 centimeters (cm) high by 17 wide and that it formed a hole of 60 and 30 cm deep.

The radiation test was carried out, the result was a reading of 0.09 Sievert/hour range, which according to the expert did not represent any risk to life.

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