Swedish astronomers propose a way to detect invisible meteoroids

(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have proposed a new way to search for meteors. This was reported by the press service of the Swedish University of UmeĆ„.

Every day, from 10 to 200 tons of material from outer space enters the Earth‘s atmosphere, consisting of dust particles and larger fragments – meteoroids.

When a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere and burns up as a meteor, its material is dispersed into the atmosphere. Most of these meteors are invisible to the eye, but can be detected by radar.

The new method proposed by Daniel Kastinen describes new methods for analyzing radar data.

Thanks to them, it was possible to detect many new meteors at high altitudes using their native radar installed in Japan.

Using new methods of analysis, he was able to estimate the size of the resulting fragments. The physicist also proposed a method for determining the orbits of space objects.

The study contributes to a better understanding of the near-Earth space environment and the compilation of more accurate maps of growing space debris.


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