The meteorite seemed to have broken off an asteroid which was passing close to Earth


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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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I moved 4 posts to an existing topic: Meteorite from asteroid leaves 39-foot crater in Nicaragua


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