Fireball ‘2nd only to Chelyabinsk meteor’ explodes unseen over Atlantic :
This is amazing .. Startling.. Concerning?
100s of space rocks are always soaring snd flying by.. But this ‘second only to Chelyabinsk’ Atlantic strike is alarming..
The largest meteor since the one that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2013 burned up over the open ocean some 1,000 kilometers from the Brazilian coast on February 6, NASA reports.
An extraterrestrial body allegedly the size of a large living room, about 5 to 7 meters across, released energy equivalent to 13,000 tons of TNT, which is 40 times less than the Chelyabinsk phenomenon.
The object entered the atmosphere before exploding at approximately 30km above the Atlantic. It couldn`t be observed from the ground as it fell too far away from any populated area unlike the Chelyabinsk meteor, which hit the city with over 1 million dwellers, damaging nearly 3,000 building and causing multiple injuries.
And let’s not forget the March 5 flyby..
Closest in a long time.
Beware the sweeper effect..