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Posted by Trini Kid - - 1 comments

There was a report by Nasa earlier that a giant asteroid would have barely missed earth today. But according to reports from the BBC a 10 ton meteor crashed into Central Russia today injuring up to 950 people. The 10-ton meteor was traveling at least 33,000mph when it entered the atmosphere and made a loud bang that shattered glass and damaged buildings. Many speculate that the sound waves from the meteor did most of the damage but details are still sketchy.

"There was a very loud noise, similar to the roar of an airplane, and then a detonation and the shattering of glass," said a student at one of a pair of schools where some 20 kids were hurt. "We had the feeling that something very large had landed in the neighboring courtyard." A zinc factory looked like a bomb had hit it, der Spiegel reports. One of the craters left by a meteorite measures nearly 20 feet in diameter, and almost 3,000 buildings were damaged to some extent. Fortunately, the object was actually on the smaller side, says an expert; a larger one could cause damage "worse than a nuclear explosion." But thanks God no one died, even though 110 were hospitalized, no casualties were recorded.


I do recall Nasa saying that a meteor would have barely missed earth on the 15th of February and that it wouldn't have entered the earth's atmosphere. You can read that article here. The meteor was suppose to be like 148 feet in diameter but chances are it wasn't because not enough damage was done. If that 148 feet in diameter meteor had hit Russia, many speculate a city would have been flattened. There is a chance that the 148 feet diameter asteroid did miss the earth but little chunks of it may have been broken off and fell to earth.

This just goes to show you that Nasa can't get everything right. Anyway, don't forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and on Google plus. You can do so my clicking the stuff at the bottom of the display. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

One Response so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    End of the world coming repent ppl