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An unidentified object, thought to be a fragment of a meteorite, has landed on a beach near Tel Aviv. Israeli police released mobile phone footage of something burning in the town of Bat Yam, as people gathered round to look. Witnesses said the object began burning as it hit the ground. It has now been taken away to be examined.
"It is plastic or silicon," she told Haaretz. "I received it from the police's Tel Aviv crime scene investigation unit. I did not have many means at home, but I looked at it with a magnifying glass, and the rubbery material peeled easily.
"Perhaps it is part of an airplane or a satellite, or it's part of a flare. I do not know. But it certainly is not from space," she said
began burning as it hit the ground.
Originally posted by The Cusp
Why is there no sign of impact in the soft sand? Sure it's pretty small, but you'd think there would be some sign of impact.