Asteroid

In the video you can see where asteroids have hit Earth since 2001 and you would be surprised of the frequency at which our planet is hit by them. The 26 strikes in the video were each between 1 and 600 kilotons.    Watch the video…

Just for comparison, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had an energy of 16 kilotons.



Between 2000 and 2013, a network of sensors that monitors Earth around the clock listening for the infrasound signature of nuclear detonations detected 26 explosions on Earth ranging in energy from 1-600 kilotons – all caused not by nuclear explosions, but rather by asteroid impacts.

These findings were recently released from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, which operates the network.

The video produced by B612 Foundation, an organization that aims to build a space telescope to spot civilization-ending asteroids to give humans a heads up in trying to deflect them.

“Bluntly, 100 kt is a city killer at low altitude. If the Chelyabinsk object had hit the atmosphere at a plunging rather than a grazing angle, there’d be a big hole in the ground out in the Urals right now.”



B612 Foundation website

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