Residents of Salvador, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, reported a bright object falling from the sky with a huge flash before it exploded at low altitude on February 20, 2018.
Residents of Monte Gordo, in the district of Camaçari in the metropolitan region of Salvador heard the explosion too.
Land owner Edinei da Silva Almeida said that he was burning vegetation when he heard the explosion. Then Mr. Edinei da Silva Almeida accompanied by his neighbors started looking in the direction of the explosion and soon they found a strange object in an area of vegetation near a material store. The object looks like iron and weighs about 2.9 kg and is 15 cm in size.
While most of the experts believe that it was a small piece of a meteorite that fell to the ground, the Brazilian Meteorological Monitoring Network (Bramon) suggests there is also the possibility that a part of a rocket, which was sent by Russia to the International Space Station, may have come loose and have fallen in Bahia reports Globo.1.com.
Whatever it may have been remains a mystery for the time being.