Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Meteorite Slams Into Nicaragua or Did it?

Asteroid 2014 RC recently passed by one-tenth of the distance from Earth to the moon may have left a "surprise"earlier this week.  This present was in the shape of a meteorite that "caused an explosion and earth tremor, leaving a crater 39ft across and 16 ft deep in Nicaragua near the city's airport." 

Asteroid 2014 RC,  is expected to orbit near Earth again. 

Original article originated on Boing Boing  HERE

Strangeness abounds however.  NASA doubts that the blast and resulting crater were caused by 2014 RC.

The blast occurred better than 12 hours after the asteroid had made its pass, plus the nearness of this asteroid's pass, precludes impacts from meteorites.   

NASA's Doubts can be found in the National Geographic site  HERE

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