Material thought to be fragments from a meteorite which crashed to earth in Colombia’s Santander department is mostly cement and common rocks, according to scientists.
The head of the Sergio Arboleda’s Astromonical Observatory, Raul Joya, said that he reached this conclusion after analysing the fragments for two days.
A team, including representatives from the Colombian Space Commission, the Santander Industrial University, and the Sergio Arboleda University, will go to the site next week to search for more possible remnants.
The team will aim to find out “what type of meteorite exploded,” according to Joya.
There has been speculation in the Colombian media over a “giant fireball” seen in the skies over Santander on Sunday at 3:15PM. Some say it was a meteorite, while others suggest that it was a piece of a Russian satellite that fell to earth.