Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Asteroid the 'Size of a Minivan' Exploded Over California : Discovery News

Sort of ominous that this event should coincide with Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled
"It is thought to have been a small asteroid that slammed into the atmosphere at a speed of 15 kilometers per second (33,500 mph), turning into a fireball, delivering an energy of 3.8 kilotons of TNT as it broke up over California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, classified it as a "big event.""
Asteroid the 'Size of a Minivan' Exploded Over California : Discovery News
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