Meteor 2 Hit Earth 2morrow

For the first time, astronomers have found an object on a certain collision course with Earth. Fortunately, it is so small it is not expected to cause any damage, burning up in the atmosphere somewhere above northern Sudan in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. It may, however, produce a brilliant ‘shooting star’.

The rock is due to hit the atmosphere above northern Sudan on Tuesday at 0246 GMT. The meteor it produces is likely to be spectacular. The rock will release about 1 kiloton of energy in the atmosphere – the equivalent of a low-energy nuclear bomb, says Milani. But it’s not clear whether it will do so all at once or over a longer period, perhaps lasting a minute or so.

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One Response

  1. Funny how it is Sudan which is going to be hit.
    Any news on that hijacked ship? Wonder if that has got anything to do with it.

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