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Huge Fireball Crashes Into Atlantic

February 25, 2016

NASA has revealed that a huge fireball from space crashed into the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month.

The meteor exploded in the air off the coast of Brazil – releasing the same equivalent of energy as 13,000 tonnes of TNT! Crazily enough, the incident went mostly unnoticed.

NASA worker Ron Baalke says that impacts like this go unnoticed several times a year.

This fireball measured about 7 metres across and is the largest incident since February 2013 when another fireball exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and left more than 1600 people injured.

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. angus

    April 8, 2016 at 10:59 am

    really really cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. awesome guy

    March 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    thats a big boom boom

  3. DerpyFox101

    February 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    That’s super awesome

  4. Angelo

    February 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  5. Tessa123

    February 25, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    OMG that’s crazy. how could you miss a huge ball of fire coming out of the sky. that’s crazy. but that is AWESOME 😀

  6. stampylongnose

    February 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Freaky!!!!!!!

  7. Wonjune

    February 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    That’ is so sad for their land.

  8. Maya

    February 25, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Sad for the the people who were there.

  9. Ethan

    February 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    HOLEH. Unoticed?

  10. Ashton

    February 25, 2016 at 11:32 am

    holy heck, thats crazy

  11. Sophie

    February 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    That is like out of this world/EPIC

  12. DerpyFox101

    February 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Wow. So awesome!

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