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Small Asteroid Exploded in Our Atmosphere

 

On Saturday, the Earth’s atmosphere was impacted by a small meteor. This confirmed by scientist.

The incident occurred on June 22, 2019 at 5:25 p.m. EDT.

NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite along with others detected the flash over the Caribbean, about 170 miles from Puerto Rico.

The object, designated Asteroid 2019 MO, was detected prior to its impact – in the hours before – by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System or ATLAS in Hawaii.

Asteroid 2019 MO was believed to be approximately 13 feet in diameter.

A meteor expert from the Western University in Ontario, Canada said this about the impact…

“It was consistent with 3 to 5 kilotons of energy”

The bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, exploded with an energy of about 15 kilotons of TNT.

Impacts like the June 22ndincident are known to happen unexpectantly once or twice a given time per year, this is a first for scientists to detect the object prior to such an impact.

 

Check out these related links:

https://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2019-mo-struck-earth-june-22-2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_MO

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