16 Feb '13, 12am

Well, this is terrifying:

Well, this is terrifying:

« Harrison Ford Slated to Reprise His Role as "Han Solo" in Star Wars VII, for a Compensation Package Rumored to Include Parking, Soup | Main | Friday Before a Three-Day Weekend Slow News Gorn Open Thread » February 15, 2013 Tunguska 2 Averted by a Fraction of a Second The Tunguska explosion involved a comet/asteroid at least 300 feet wide exploding 3-6 miles above Siberia in 1908. The meteor that detonated above a Russian city earlier today was far, far smaller, and went off at a far higher altitude. So how close did the city of Chelyabinsk come to doom? Consider this: a ten-meter stony asteroid exploding at the altitude of the Tunguska visitor would pack the same punch as the Fat Man bomb. This rock was much bigger , with a mass of 7000 tons. Had the explosion occurred a fraction of a second later in the meteor's descent, over a populated area like Chelyabinsk, most if n...

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