NEW YORK, BRONX (ORDO News) — On October 20, residents of New England (USA) were shocked by an inexplicable phenomenon that attracted the attention of scientists. A loud roar lasting 12 seconds was felt by residents in several states. Harvard University recorded a strange sound, completely unlike either birds or airplanes.
Astrophysicist and former head of Harvard’s astronomy department, Avi Loeb, set out to investigate the origins of an unidentified flying object (UFO). The sound equivalent to the explosion of 2,400 tons of TNT was recorded using an ultra-sensitive microphone as part of the Galileo project.
Audio engineer and creator of the AMOS system, Andy Mead, received reports of an explosion that engulfed all of New England. The Mount Washington Observatory, faced with a mysterious phenomenon, admitted that it could not explain its origin.
Using Mead’s data, Professor Loeb suggested that the source of the explosion could have been a mile-wide meteorite that exploded during the peak of the Orionid meteor shower. This annual phenomenon, caused by the Earth crossing the tracks of Halley’s Comet, peaked on October 21.
Loeb’s research showed that the blast wave, although short, created ripples in the Earth’s atmosphere. Calculations indicated a likely meteorite explosion, consistent with the characteristics of the Orionid meteor shower.
The Orionid meteor shower, which results from the Earth’s interaction with debris from Halley’s Comet, reached its peak: 25 falling “stars” were recorded per hour. This phenomenon, although annual, surprised the residents of New England, and the “hum” was the result of a meteorite explosion.
Meteors left behind by comets and destroyed asteroids form colorful streaks, and their destruction in the atmosphere can cause a sound wave similar to the sound of an explosion. Loeb came to the conclusion that such a meteorite could have been the source of the mysterious explosion in New England.
This event raises many questions about the impact of space objects on our planet and the possible impact on atmospheric phenomena. Loeb encourages the public to report such phenomena to better understand and explore unknown aspects of space.
News agencies contributed to this report, edited and published by ORDO News editors.
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