Asteroid Blast – Not Such A Big Deal | New Scientist

 Asteroid blast reveals holes in Earth’s defences – space – 26 October 2009 – New Scientist

On 8 October an asteroid detonated high in the atmosphere above South Sulawesi, Indonesia, releasing about as much energy as 50,000 tons of TNT, according to a NASA estimate released on Friday. That’s about three times more powerful than the atomic bomb that levelled Hiroshima, making it one of the largest asteroid explosions ever observed.

It didn’t cause damage because the explosion occurred about 20 miles above the earth… I find it interesting that natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions or asteroid explosions are no great concern to environmentalists, but anything created by man (atomic weapons or holes in the ozone layer from global warming) are going to end life as we know it.

There’s a major disconnect here… such a huge disparity between mother nature wreaking havoc and man.


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