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Thai meteorite largest celestial body to reach Earth in 2015

September 14, 2015, 16:14 UTC+3 BANGKOK
The four-meter-diameter, 66-ton meteorite was travelling at 75,600 kilometres per hour before exploding at an altitude of 29.3 kilometers above ground
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BANGKOK, September 14. /TASS/. A meteorite spotted over Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, on September 7 has become the largest celestial body to reach the Earth’s atmosphere this year, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand said on Monday.

The four-meter-diameter, 66-ton meteorite was travelling at 75,600 kilometres per hour before exploding at an altitude of 29.3 kilometers above ground, the astronomers said. Its trail of white smoke was caught on dashcams of dozens of Bangkok motorists.

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