Central America goldhunters can rake in more than forty times the price of gold for rare meteorite remains – with some samples racking up a market value of £815.77 (1,000 USD) per gram.
The huge fireball can be seen breaking up in the amazing clip as it rockets through the Earth’s skies but where it has landed remains a mystery.
Massive space rocks twice the size of the London Eye were believed to be on the war path to collide with Earth last week.
There are Millions of Asteroids in the solar system, usually found in the Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, however those in that pass the Earth are called Near-Earth objects
But this huge meteorite exploded near the border of Mexico, locals said.
One onlooker – who recorded the scenes on his smartphone – bizarrely described it as “beautiful”.
Aug. 19, 2016: Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams (shown here) and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA successfully installed the first of two international docking adapters during a five hour and 58-minute spacewalk
Space boffins from Guatemala’s National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology said the asteroid passed through the south of the country heading west.
The space rock is believed to be made up of magnesium and sodium.
The world’s second largest asteroid – weighing 30 tonnes – crash landed in Argentina three months ago.
Source : Daily Star