NASA: Meteor Exploded in Earth’s Atmosphere With 10 Times the Energy of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb

While you were living your life on December 18th, 2018, a giant space rock exploded 16 miles above the Earth’s surface, giving off 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima. No big deal.

The event is properly called a “fireball,” NASA’s term for “exceptionally bright meteors that are spectacular enough to to be seen over a very wide area.”

With an impact energy of 4.2 kilotons, December’s fireball was the second-most powerful to enter Earth’s atmosphere...

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