First Images of the Meteor That Exploded Over the Bering Sea with the Power of 10 Atomic Bombs

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Published on March 25, 2019 - Duration: 00:38s

First Images of the Meteor That Exploded Over the Bering Sea with the Power of 10 Atomic Bombs

We now have visual evidence of the historic meteor that exploded over the Bering sea with the force of ten atomic bombs.


First Images of the Meteor That Exploded Over the Bering Sea with the Power of 10 Atomic Bombs

1(*VO-Video)??Courtesy - NASA GSFC??We now have visual evidence of the historic meteor that exploded over the Bering sea with the force of ten atomic bombs.

????2(*VO-Still)??Courtesy - NASA??NASA’s Terra satellite was able to capture the images of the meteor that exploded over the atmosphere in December 2018.

????3(*VO-Still)??Courtesy - Japan Meteorological Agency/Skyandtelescope.com??The time a Japanese weather satellite reported a smoke cloud coincides with the time NASA’s monitoring sensors picked up the meteor.

????4/5(*VO-Stills)??To put the blast into perspective, the bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima had the energy of roughly 16 kilotons, according to the BBC.????1(*VO-Video)??Courtesy - NASA GSFC??And the meteor that exploded about 16 miles above Earth’s surface had the impact energy of 173 kilotons.

????2/6(*VO-Still/SG)??Courtesy - NASA??NASA also says that these kinds of fireball events are actually fairly common and are recorded by the agency in its Center for Near Earth Objects Studies database.

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