Meteorite from asteroid leaves 39-foot crater in Nicaragua


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The meteorite seemed to have broken off an asteroid which was passing close to Earth
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Wasn’t there another asteroid that was going by this week, that everyone had their eye on?

Just like the one in Russia…


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It should be against the law to have a story like this and not show the crater.


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Courtesy CNN:


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What we need is for the next pass to actually land in a remote and unpopulated area, devastating a massive swath of land and totally ruining christmas or something.
I’d like to see the NEO program and skyhook et al. with just a little bit more funding pls thankyou.


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Awww, remote and unpopulated? But… but… Downing Street!


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I wonder if Radivoje Lajic was vacationing in Central America?


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I think they count, they are about as far from reality as it’s possible to get without falling off the edge and no real human being lives there.


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The thought of a meteor howling in from deepest space and squashing that shiny-faced bastard will lull me to sleep the neet, so it will.


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I know, right? I’m so with you! If the headline mentions a hole in the ground, the linked article should damn well show a freaking hole in the ground.


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Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven

Mt 24:29-30


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Who are they kidding? I saw Clear and Present Danger. The “Meteorite” is clearly just a cover story for the laser-guided bomb covertly dispatched to take out a Central American drug cartel.


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Astronomer Humberto Saballos said the meteorite could have broken off from the 2014RC asteroid which passed Earth at the same time.

2014RC, which is the size of a house, came closest to earth at 18:18 GMT on Sunday, when it passed over New Zealand at a distance of about 40,000km (25,000 miles).

The asteroid was first discovered on 31 August and, at its closest approach, was about one-tenth of the distance from the centre of Earth to the Moon, Nasa said in a statement.

It is expected to orbit near Earth again in the future.

We’re doomed here!


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Or it’s a lot of baloney:
Nicaragua Meteorite Impact Theory May Be Meteor-wrong


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