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NASA scientists recorded a powerful meteorite explosion near Kamchatka

Specialists of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have recorded a strong explosion of a meteorite in the atmosphere over the Bering Sea near Kamchatka. The power of the explosion reached 173 kilotons. This is seven times the force of an atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

As the TASS With reference to the NASA website, a meteorite exploded a few hundred km from the coast. The object entered the atmosphere 18 December last year. The event went unnoticed for a long time due to what happened in a deserted and remote place. Data about the object appeared with a long delay due to the fact that scientists needed time to process satellite images.

According to NASA, the speed of the meteorite was 32 km / s, and the diameter of the object - a few meters. He did not reach the Earth 26 km. Scientists say that this is the most powerful meteorite in the last 30 years, not counting Chelyabinsky.

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