Monday, October 06, 2008

Small asteroid might hit Earth's atmosphere tonight

Source: Space Weather News for Oct. 6, 2008.

Small asteroid might hit Earth's atmosphere tonight

ASTEROID 2008 TC3: A small, newly-discovered asteroid named 2008 TC3 is approaching Earth and chances are good that it will hit. Measuring only a few meters across, the space rock poses no threat to people or structures on the ground, but it should create a spectacular fireball, releasing about a kiloton of energy as it disintegrates and explodes in the high atmosphere. At least one expert estimates that atmospheric entry will occur on Oct 7th at 0246 UTC over northern Sudan. Stay tuned to for more information and updates to this developing story.

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