Largest fireball since Chelyabinsk falls into the South Atlantic Ocean

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The fireball exploded in the air 620 miles east of the coast of Brazil according to NASA, as reported in the UK Daily Mail.com, February 22, 2016.  This is the largest object of its kind since the February 2013 Chelyabinsk object reported here earlier.

According to NASA, the fireball released energy equal to 13,000 tons of TNT or an amount equivalent to the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast in 1945.  This was 40 times less than the Chelyabinsk fireball (which injured 1600 people.)  The event was picked up by electronic sensors; it’s doubtful that anyone saw it

Click on the link and check out the article for great maps, pictures.

Map courtesy UK Daily Mail

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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