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U.S. Reports Meteor Explosion Over Bering Sea In December

WorldNews Monday, 18 March 2019
U.S. Reports Meteor Explosion Over Bering Sea In DecemberNASA says a huge fireball exploded in the Earth's atmosphere in December, BBC News reports. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over Chelyabinsk in Russia six years ago. It went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia's sparsely populated Kamchatka Peninsula. The space rock exploded with 10 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Lindley Johnson, planetary defense officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, told BBC News a fireball this big is only expected about two or three times every 100 years. At about noon local time on Dec. 18, the asteroid barreled through...
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