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[*] posted on 7-10-2008 at 05:41
Small Asteriod Burn Up


I read this last night:

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There's talk on The Minor Planet Mailing List about a small asteroid approaching Earth with a 99.8% probability of colliding. The entrance to the Earth's atmosphere will take place October 7 at 0246 UTC (2:35 after this story goes live) over northern Sudan, releasing the energy of about a kiloton of TNT. The asteroid is assumed to be 3-4 meters in size; it is expected to burn up completely in the atmosphere, causing no harm. As a powerful bolide, it may put on quite a show in the sky.


I woke up this morning figuring we would have heard something about it or have found videos of this, yet I have found nothing. Has anyone heard anything at all?

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[*] posted on 7-10-2008 at 05:59


This is the best rated related result I found:

http://www.newstin.com/tag/us/79702479

there are several different reports, however some people from Sudan wrote about their unfruitful effort in "catching" images.
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[*] posted on 7-10-2008 at 06:09


Hmmmmm interesting, I'll have to keep checking in and see what turns up...
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