Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Missed it by that much. (Another close call with a space rock.)

Huge Meteor Misses East Coast - Space rock caused rare daytime fireball:

Image via Newser
'My crude estimate of the energy of this fireball is about 100 tons of TNT, which means it was capable of producing a crater 125 feet in diameter and about 15 feet deep,' a NASA scientist tells MSNBC. Judging from the direction it was headed—and the fact that no colossal meteor smashes were reported on the East Coast—experts believe the meteor crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
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