Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Video Showing What Would Happen to New York City if Hit by a Small Asteroid

The beginning of this video shows what would happen if a small asteroid, only a few hundred feet wide, were to explode over New York City.  The primary topic of the video is the asteroid that blew up over Siberia in 1908. The point being that a small asteroid can do tremendous damage to the area over which it blows up.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Some Good Videos of the Meteor Arriving in Russia Yesterday

The following video has one of the best shots of the meteor coming in through the atmosphere over Russia:


The following video captures the sound of the explosion from the meteor: 


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Editor's Update 2/17/2012:  NASA Scientists now believe that the meteor that exploded over Russian was approximately 55 feet wide, weighed approximately 10,000 tons and was travelling at approximately 40,000 mph.  They've rated the explosion at 500 kilotons, 30 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

NASA Video about Asteroid that's just Barely Missing the Earth on February 15th


Asteroid 2012 DA14 is coming very close to us on February 15th, but will definitely not hit the Earth.  The above video will explain all about it.  To learn more about near earth objects, check out EarthDirectory's directory of near earth object sites at www.earthdirectory.net/neo.