Massive Meteor Explosion Detected By NASA
The meteor exploded over the Bering Sea.
A new report released by NASA reveals that a massive meteor exploded over the Bering Sea in December of 2018.
The explosion, the second largest of its kind in three decades, exploded with “10 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb,” BBC News reports.
“That was 40% the energy release of Chelyabinsk, but it was over the Bering Sea so it didn’t have the same type of effect or show up in the news,” Kelly Fast, near-Earth objects observations programme manager at NASA, explained to the BBC.
Some colour views of the #meteor that flew over the North Pacific in December 2018, taken by Japan’s #Himawari satellite.
The meteor is really clear here – bright orange fireball against the blue + white background!
Background: https://t.co/r403SQxicZ pic.twitter.com/ctNN8zxsXb
— Simon Proud (@simon_sat) March 18, 2019
The explosion was so big, researcher have asked commercial airlines, who might have been in the area where the meteor exploded, if they have any reported sightings of such an event.
On December 18, 2018 the space rock entered the atmosphere traveling at 32km/s on a seven degree trajectory. The meteor, which was several meters in size, explode about 25.6km above the Earth’s surface.
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