posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 05:27 AM
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
That was the most fascinating news article I had ever seen, and one of the most interesting observations made by a telescope, of an event within our
solar system to this very day. I cannot think of a cosmic event which amazed me and impressed me to that degree. Even the total eclipse that I saw
while on a camping trip as a young lad, did not move me to the same degree as seeing these enormous chunks of material, slam into a ball of gas, and
explode as if they had hit a solid object.
By that point, I already knew that hitting water too fast, from too high of a height, in the wrong orientation, could be deadly. You would hear of
people being injured or dying while diving from height of course, and I knew that material regularly broke up in the atmosphere of our planet, but
this was the first time I had ever SEEN such a thing occur on video. It was, and remains amazing footage, and an absolutely awesome moment in the
history of both television, and astronomy.