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Large-ish Meteor Hits Earth


Large-ish Meteor Hits Earth
Large-ish Meteor Hits Earth

Ish but no one notices the large meteorite hit the Earth

#Cosmoread: A space rock hits the atmosphere, and no one is around to hear it, then still an earth-shattering event as the tabloid press reports? For sure!

It’s pretty much the South Atlantic Ocean, which occurred on February 6, and NASA Near Earth Object program and the fireball was recorded by a Bolide report page summary of a larger meteorite impact ish.

PHOTOS: the Russian Meteor Strike

Atmospheric effects because it is the biggest famous Chelyabinsk bolide exploded in Russia in 2013, with a population of 1 million, largely due to structural damage or injuries has been recorded in the city since the event itself is remarkable.

This recent 6 February event instantaneously explodes the energy equivalent of 13,000 tonnes of TNT spread (ie a “13-kiloton explosion”); 440 kilotons of energy, with a heavy impact Chelyabinsk Ural Mountains ripped through the sky.

Initially spotted by NASA’s Ron Baalke Bad Astronomer Phil Plait and then tested by the high altitude, the likely effect of the early part of the space rock, about 5-7 meters (16-23 feet) wide was caused by clear wind. Chelyabinsk effects of a cliff about 20 meters (65 feet) wide was caused.

February 6 meteorite most likely the majority of its mass burned during atmospheric entry, any pieces as small meteorites falling into the sea safely.

Analysis: How many small asteroids buzz Earths?

It did not happen in a populated area and, as far as I can tell, there was in the area at the time of the Voyager or the pilots who have been eyewitness reports. While this is certainly an important and scientifically interesting event, the impact on the Earth’s organisms (some unlucky fish than 600 miles off the coast of Brazil) was minimal. But the fact that NASA “failed” the effect is excited about some news outlets to tell.

“The space agency to warn the world about the massive explosion, even though since the Chelyabinsk meteorite is the largest atmospheric detonation fails,” Mirror.co.uk writes.

But perhaps the best title and UK news outlets, Express comes: Because your front room (British America to translate: Living Room) “came out of nowhere in front of the room size meteorite and the power of the Hiroshima bomb with the explosion. ” Meteorites are now a universal standard of measurement.

Chelyabinsk asteroid had a violent past

Mirror conspiracy wandered down the path, NASA also questioned how, February 6 recorded peak impact analysis highlights the possibility that classified military technology was discovered by atmospheric effects.

Generally, atmospheric blast seismic monitor, microphone and / or satellite observations are recorded. As pointed out at the top, as the impact was in the open sea, it is unlikely that monitors the effects of the earthquake have been used to record the energy. Military to monitor atmospheric explodes is very clear as to the reason, it seems likely a classified source data, probably came from satellites.

However an interesting, energetic event Feb. 6 at the same time the Earth has been struck by space rocks since Chelyabinsk is not. Every day around 100 tonnes of earth is the case with space debris. The vast majority of the mass no bigger than a grain of sand, and a clear night to see the meteor as these tiny specks burn up high in the atmosphere might get lucky.

As they slam into the upper atmosphere, these little pieces of space rock is a shock wave, through fast heating of the atmospheric gases, debris incinerates, erupting in a rapid fire of light create. The meteor (or “shooting stars) are called. Space rock big (and rare) pieces few pieces of meteorites hitting the ground as a meteorite will hit the atmosphere and (as dramatically demonstrated Chelyabinsk event in) may explode as a valide.

ANALYSIS: Why I’m sad Earth asteroid 2011 MD Missed

Monitoring the regularity of these big impacts for key scientists better understand our Earth’s planetary atmosphere and although the February 6th event is now grabbing headlines, remember that the greatest effects will happen over the water (as the earth 70 Sea percent) and Chelyabinsk meteoroid impacts of rocks surrounding space dimensions in a century that (statistically speaking) are at once. Oh, and a bolide impact NASA for not reporting that no one noticed, as well, it seems like the tabloid press has covered.