Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Powerful Asteroid over Indonesia goes un-noticed by NASA

If an asteroid with the power of 50,000 tons of TNT goes undetected by NASA then what distasters can we expect happening in the future?:
Note: This video is in indonesian

My friend translated it and said that the woman mentions a massive explosion happened in the sky and it was a mystery at first and caused a mass panic in the area. Fortunately it broke up in the sky and it was not man made.

An asteroid has hurled through space unnoticed by scientists and smashed into the earth's atmosphere with three times the energy of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.

The space rock, estimated by NASA to be just 5-10m wide, detonated about 20km above the earth on October 8 over South Sulawesi, a rugged mountain province in western Indonesia bomb, New Scientist magazine reports.

Locals in the town of Bone in the north of the province said they saw a fireball and heard a huge explosion while amateur video footage shows a trail of smoke typical of an exploding asteroid.

NASA estimated the force from the explosion was equivalent to 50,000 tons of TNT, making it one of the largest ever recorded asteroid explosions.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting that it "went un-noticed" by NASA.
Could it be retaliation for NASA's stupid bombing of the moon, by the inhabitants of the moon? or a warning not to do that again.
How do we know it was really an asteroid?
I know I may sound stupid, as I'm not a scientist, but who believes what NASA says?

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