On June 23, 2018, a team of experts from Botswana, Finland and the United States restored a new meteorite in the Central Kalahari Nature Reserve. The meteorite is one of the fragments of the asteroid 2018 LA that collided with the Earth on June 2, 2018. It turned into a meteorite fireball and exploded over Botswana a few seconds after entering the atmosphere.
Asteroid 2018 LA was spotted in space 8 hours before the collision using the Catalina sky search engine (sponsored by NASA). This is the third time in history when a falling asteroid was noticed early, and the second time, when fragments were recovered. After destruction, the asteroid fragments were blown by the wind over a wide area. Landing site calculations were carried out independently of the American group. The first meteorite was found after 5 days of walking and scouring the area by a geological group. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks provided access and organized protection to search members. The discovery has important value for science and allows you to calibrate the system of terrestrial protection against asteroid attacks.
The search team pointed to the meteorite found