00:18 GMT14 August 2020
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    Meteors or meteoroids are broken particles of asteroids or comets orbiting the sun. They burn up while entering the Earth's atmosphere, creating the effect of a "shooting star".

    A fireball was registered as it passed in the skies over Spain at a speed of 82,000 kilometres per hour, according to the SMART project, which is part of the astronomical observatories in Huelva, Sevilla and Toledo.

    The object was spotted at 3:43 am local time last night, José María Madiedo, principal investigator of the project and researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics in Andalucia (IAA-CSIC) said. He added that the phenomenon could be seen from the regions of Andalucia, Extremadura and Castilla la-Mancha.

    Meteoroids are small rocky or metallic bodies in outer space. They are broken particles of asteroids or comets orbiting the sun.

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