marți, 10 mai 2011

A rare direct hit from a meteorite

- Meteorites hit Earth all the time, but they almost never score direct hits on human-built structures (or humans, for that matter). Most stories you'll read on the Web about observed meteorite falls are either wrong or hoaxes. Once in a while, though, direct hits do happen, and it looks like this recent event in Poland was the real thing. Full story:

* A Week's Warning of Asteroid Strike Would Be Simple, Scientist Says... Meteor Fireball Explodes Over Netherlands... Huge asteroid will hit Antarctica in 2012... U.S. Must Be Ready to Meet Asteroid Threat, White House Science Adviser Says... Cdn and American astronauts want world to start getting ready for asteroids...Our terrifyingly crowded solar system: New video reveals just how many asteroids are out there... Mysterious object or planet moves over the sun on SOHO imagery...Gigantic hidden planet could be hurling comets at the rest of the solar system: