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Meteor explodes over Argentina


Posted on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 | Comment icon 20 comments | News tip by: seeder


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Thousands of Argentinians reported witnessing the dazzling light display as the meteor exploded overhead.

The fireball is believed to have been traveling at 80,000mph when it hit the atmosphere around 40 miles above the surface of the Earth. Despite the spectacle, it is thought the meteor itself was no more than nine inches in diameter - a stark reminder of the potentially destructive power of larger sized objects.

The event comes just two months after the meteor explosion over Russia which caused widespread damage and injuries, further emphasizing the fact that our planet sits in a veritable cosmic shooting gallery of rocks and ice with the potential to be hit at any time.

"A dazzling display of light appeared over Argentina on Sunday, April 21 and was captured on video by a concert goer filming the band playing on stage."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by seeder on 24 April, 2013, 21:39
Crazy...the one over Russia and now this one. I wonder if some distant planet exploded and sent a few chunks our way? Yeh and who knows what else is to come our way? Nobody can say and we simply cant defend ourselves against a surprise meteor from any where, Dinosaurs ring a bell? Live each day likes its your last and have no regrets I say!!
Comment icon #12 Posted by kitty81 on 24 April, 2013, 22:39
spectacular but scary.. anything could happen at any time. we must respect that x
Comment icon #13 Posted by kwin on 25 April, 2013, 2:03
There has been a flurry of these worldwide lately. Maybe Marshall Masters is on to something. Along with Courtney Brown's remote viewing blind test, impact prediction, not that I believe prophecy, gotta wonder. However, 9" in dia??? Someone ain't sharin' what they're smokin'.
Comment icon #14 Posted by coolguy on 25 April, 2013, 3:47
Interesting.the big one is out there some where
Comment icon #15 Posted by Zaphod222 on 25 April, 2013, 7:13
To cross reference another thread: This is a likely way in which the human species will end. This thing was only a few centimeters wide. Now make it the size of Manhattan, and that would do the trick. And there plenty of objects that size flying around us.
Comment icon #16 Posted by skookum on 25 April, 2013, 9:41
I think we have probably just had the luck of filming two in a relatively short period of time. When you think the Earth is only populated in relatively small area's, like cities etc there must be thousands of times this must have happened over oceans or unpopulated area's which have gone unknown.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Hazzard on 25 April, 2013, 15:24
Crazy...the one over Russia and now this one. I wonder if some distant planet exploded and sent a few chunks our way? Meteors are created when there is a collision between asteroids (in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter) happens all the time. Some come from the moon and Mars. Small meteors frequently collide with Earth, about 4-7 thousand tons every year. If the big ones out there, lets say a mile across, did the same, we wouldnt be having this conversation.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Dark_Grey on 25 April, 2013, 15:37
Meteors are created when there is a collision between asteroids (in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter) happens all the time. Some come from the moon and Mars. Small meteors frequently collide with Earth, about 4-7 thousand tons every year. If the big ones out there, lets say a mile across, did the same, we wouldnt be having this conversation. Thanks for clarifying
Comment icon #19 Posted by FlyingAngel on 25 April, 2013, 17:41
The world, still busy with fighting and killing each other.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Archimedes on 27 April, 2013, 19:58
I think we have probably just had the luck of filming two in a relatively short period of time. When you think the Earth is only populated in relatively small area's, like cities etc there must be thousands of times this must have happened over oceans or unpopulated area's which have gone unknown. Also, thanks to the coverage the Russian meteor got, every fireball since then gets in the media when previously they would only be local news, giving the false impression that there has been an unusual barrage of meteors headed our way recently.If a fireball over Argentina a few years ago exploded a... [More]


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