NASA releases fireball image, giant explosion in the sky!


NASA releases fireball image, giant explosion in the sky!.

NASA has released an image of a giant explosion in the sky!

It’s called a “fireball,” and it’s an exceptionally bright meteor that’s visible over a wide area.

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NASA’s Terra satellite captured the shadow of the meteor’s trail and the orange-tinted cloud it left behind.

It happened on Dec. 18 about 16 miles above the Bering Sea.

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This was the most powerful meteor observed since 2013.

The explosion unleashed 173 kilotons of energy — that’s more than 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima during WW2.

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But because of its location, it posed no threat to the ground.


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