Thursday, November 19, 2009

Utah Meteor - This is how the doomsday could look like

Last night several surveillance cameras recorded the meteor entering Earth's atmosphere over Utah. The meteor has been estimated to be the size of the ball for basketball, but the brightens it produced was astonishingly intensive and blinding. One more thing: the radiologist, who keeps close a radioactivity monitor for his job, found that it had a slight positive reading the morning after this event.



Witnesses in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho say the fireball "turned night into day" and issued shock waves that "shook the ground" when it exploded just after midnight Mountain Standard Time. The fireball was so bright it actually turned the sky noontime blue.
Although the fireball appeared during the Leonid meteor shower, it was not a Leonid. Infrasound recordings of the blast suggest a small asteroid hitting Earth's atmosphere and exploding with an energy of 0.5 to 1 kiloton of TNT. Experts liken the event to the Park Forest fireball of 2003, which scattered dozens of meteorites across a suburb of Chicago. Meteorites are likely from this fireball as well.

2 comments:

  1. wow, that is the best collection of video on this meteor I have seen

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  2. Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
    On November 19, 2009 there were 1080 potentially hazardous asteroids!!!

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