Wednesday, October 08, 2008


The asteroid formerly known as 2008 TC3 nailed Sudan today.

Three meters across. 1.2 kiloton blast. Call it 1/13th of a Hiroshima bomb.

This stuff happens all the time. Somewhere out there is a really big one . . .

asteroid.strike by vroque101

Whatever. If you're the kind of person who worries about this stuff, you already are. If you're not, you never will.

Update: corrected a key word in the first sentence. Thanks to Doug Jones - he works for XCOR and clearly they're getting a lot of bang for their brain-power buck from him.
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