A meteoroid entered Earth's atmosphere on February 13, 2023, and exploded over the coast of Normandy, France.
The meteoroid was named 2023 CX1 and was discovered by Krisztián Sárneczky at Konkoly Observatory's Piszkéstető Station in the Mátra Mountains, Hungary.
The meteoroid originated from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
The meteoroid was traveling at a speed of about 20 kilometers per second when it entered Earth's atmosphere.
The meteoroid's impact released about 10 tons of energy.
The meteoroid's impact created a crater about 10 meters wide.
The meteoroid's impact scattered meteorites over a wide area.
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