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LINK Huge Meteor Explosion Over Cuba Was As Powerful As 1,400 Tons of TNT

Boom!

Fascinating

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The way I read this we are on the whim of the cosmic continuum.

Mokvon Level 8 Feb 10, 2019
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And it hit a home.

Of the 7.7 billion people on earth right now.
And the number of homes on earth to house them.
How does that homeowner feel being singled out by that meteor?

Sydland Level 7 Feb 10, 2019
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From what I've read the next meteor could arrive at any time, and it could be fatal for most of the earth. It was likely that a meteor caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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@josh_is_exciting Cool, TY!

@HippieChick58 Sure thing! It's pretty stunning really. Enjoy!

One thing I learned is that where the dinosaur killer hit was important to its extinction event significance. In part that it hit over land (or shallow water) and I think the geology of the location was important as well. Had it hit over the ocean, things might have been significantly different, perhaps the dinosaurs would have survived and mammals wouldn't have arisen as they have. Fortunately because the oceans of the Earth are so large and plentiful, the odds are better that another one will hit there in a much less harmful fashion.

@josh_is_exciting From what I've recently read, just the meteor entering the atmosphere can be traumatic for the planet. It all depends on the size. The one that exterminated the dinosaurs was big. I just finished reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Fascinating book.

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