Meteorite leaves crater in Nicaraguan capital Managua

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Meteorite leaves crater in Nicaraguan capital Managua

Postby Hardwarezone » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:46 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29106843#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The impact left a crater 12m (40ft) wide and 5.5m deep

Astronomer Humberto Saballos said the meteorite could have broken off from the 2014RC asteroid which passed Earth at the same time.

2014RC, which is the size of a house, came closest to earth at 18:18 GMT on Sunday, when it passed over New Zealand at a distance of about 40,000km (25,000 miles).






twitter by Nasa on Sept 8th
"For those wondering, the event in Nicaragua (poss meteorite?) is unrelated to asteroid 2014 RC. Different timing, different directions,"

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