Higher asteroid impact threat in the next 2 weeks – the Taurid resonant swarm! – Severe Weather Europe

It was a quiet summer morning over the Tunguska river in Siberia on June 30, 1908. Right until an enormous meteor exploded with the energy of a large thermonuclear weapon, incinerating and leveling thousands of square kilometers of forest. An unlucky jackpot, certainly, but the end of June may have better odds than usual. It was a long time ago over one of the most sparsely populated places on the planet. But imagine such an event over a populated area, a large city, today. The damage and human toll would be much, much higher than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear blasts. Fortunately this kind of event is rare, but in late June the odds for an impacts are higher – […]

Source: Higher asteroid impact threat in the next 2 weeks – the Taurid resonant swarm! – Severe Weather Europe

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CHRYS CHRYSTELLO

Chrys Chrystello jornalista, tradutor e presidente da direção e da comissão executiva da AICL