October 27, 2009


An asteroid about 30 feet across hit the earth and exploded over Indonesia on October 8th. The force of the explosion was estimated to be 3 times as powerful as the atomic bomb that levelled Hiroshima. Luckily, because the asteroid was small enough, it couldn't penetrate the atmosphere and exploded about 10 miles above the earths surface resulting in no damage. An asteroid hit this size is rare, once every 10 years or so. If the asteroid was even twice as big, it could have hit the earths surface causing great damage. Some dust from the asteroid's explosion was captured on armature video:

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