Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rock from space hit Earth ? - who knew

Illustration by me, Stefan Lindblad, 2008.

A big rock from outer space almost hit the actual ground on our Earth. According to the European space agency, the swedish language version. This is not the first rock from outer space to "hit" earth, but the first to have been caught on film and reported found on rout to our earth, before it actually hit our planet. Did anyone feel the hit? Well I didnt, but exiting and scary to know at the same time. At the same time, we dont have to panic as if this was the first time it have happen. It is said to happen quite often that rocks from outer space go towards our planet, but they get crushed to pieces by our shield the atmosphere, kind of. To quote: "...exploded a few miles altitude above the northern Sudan..." so this didnt actually hit the ground either, but it could have

Read more on the European Space Agency website, choose your language.>>

Here is a quote from the Swedish text, using Google translate:

November 10, 2008 EUMETSAT's Meteosat-8 Rapid Scanning Service photographed when asteroiden 2008 TC3 exploded a few miles altitude above the northern Sudan. The energy in the explosion accounted for more than a thousand tonnes TNT. The night of Oct. 7 there was an explosion equivalent to a small nuclear device in the atmosphere above northern Sudan. It was a few meters high asteroiden 2008 TC3 that with a speed of 13 km / s came sweeping around from the north and 04:46 CET disintegrerade at relatively high altitude. The only possible prestigious there, after a committed weather on the Dutch weather service contacted the Dutch airline KLM and announced that the aircraft in the area had a chance to observe the event. Very rightly so reported staff on a KLM aircraft minutes before dejectedly something that may have been a bright flash from 2008 TC3.

So much is happening around us, worth writing about in the main stream media, but things like this is hidden in the news by stories of war and the famous peoples new haircuts.

Stefan Lindblad
Illustrator & artist

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