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Originally posted by MrRamblinRose
Guess who's hiking around kingsbury grade tommorow?
Coordinates would be amazing if anyone gets them.
The energy is estimated at a whopping 3.8 kilotons of TNT (about one fourth the energy of the 'Little Boy' bomb dropped on Hiroshima), so this was a big event," he continues. "I am not saying there was a 3.8 kiloton explosion on the ground in California. I am saying that the meteor possessed this amount of energy before it broke apart in the atmosphere. [The map] shows the location of the atmospheric breakup, not impact with the ground."
"The fact that sonic booms were heard indicates that this meteor penetrated very low in atmosphere, which implies a speed less than 15 km/s (33,500 mph). Assuming this value for the speed, I get a mass for the meteor of around 70 metric tons. Hazarding a further guess at the density of 3 grams per cubic centimeter (solid rock), I calculate a size of about 3-4 meters, or about the size of a minivan."
Originally posted by LuvSpace
Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
it is one of the autobots
Huh? What's an autobot?
Originally posted by all6ixes
So far we really seem to be grasping at straws.
Originally posted by Griffo515
Talking about fireballs, it is said that it is not normal for fireballs to make such huge explosion but it was indeed something new and would further give the fodder for extended research.
However, Dan Ruby, Associate Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno, denies the claim and said it has nothing to do with the meteor shower.
Originally posted by elouina
reply to post by charlyv
Yeah but this was bigger than a washing machine.