Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Russian Asteroids = Scary Shit

The European Space Agency has released an assessment on the recent asteroid impact over Chelyabinsk.


The entry speed is estimated at around 18 km/s – more than 64 000 km/h.
... the object is estimated to have been about 17 m across with a mass of 7000–10 000 tonnes when it hit atmosphere.

It exploded with a force of nearly 500 kilotons of TNT – some 30 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb – around 15–20 km above the ground.

It seems that the Mayans were only a tiny bit off in their calculations.

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