Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Russian meteorite 1,000 times bigger than originally thought

Russian meteorite 1,000 times bigger than originally thought | Fox News:

… "The meteorite actually weighed closer to 10,000 tons, scientists said.

‘My guess is that someone eyeballed the videos and made an educated guess,’ said Margaret Campbell-Brown, associate professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. ‘This event was so much bigger than anything we've seen on video that it doesn't surprise me the guess was off by three orders of magnitude.’ " ...

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