The explosion was ten times as powerful as the Hiroshima atomic bomb, hitting Earth's atmosphere at 5.20 am IST (11.50 pm GMT) on 19 December over the stretch of Pacific Ocean between Russian Federation and Alaska.
The BBCreported that the asteroid measured several meters and had the impact energy of 173 kilotons.
This fireball explosion wasn't a small incident though: Lindley Johnson, NASA's planetary defense officer, toldBBC News that a, "fireball this big is only expected about two or three times every 100 years". That's about 10 times bigger than the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima in 1945.
The meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere nearly vertically at a steep angle of 7 degrees and at a speed of around 32km/s.
War crime investigators will be barred from entering US The ICC prosecutor has a pending request to look into possible war crimes in Afghanistan that may involve Americans. That means that any future global crimes committed in the Philippines will be outside of the court's jurisdiction.
NASA conducted independent research into the event using USA military satellites, and was able to determine that the meteor was traveling at some 115,200kph (71,600 miles per hour) and exploded at an altitude of 25.6km (16 miles).
"That's another thing we have in our defense, there's plenty of water on the planet", Fast said. NASA scientist Kelly Fast delivered the news at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in the U.S. state of Texas this week.
NASA is checking with airlines to see if there were any reported sightings.
Nasa was tasked by US Congress in 2005 with locating 90 per cent of near-Earth asteroids of 140 metres in size or larger by 2020 but scientists say it will take another 30 years to achieve the directive.
Meteors such as this are known as "problems without passports" because they have the potential to impact whole regions if they collide with Earth.
Jonathan Greenblatt told CNN's Brooke Baldwin that "white supremacy is a global terror threat", noting there is a connection between white supremacists in the US , those in Europe, and the tragedy in New Zealand .
Buckingham Palace revealed what will happen to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Instagram and Twitter feeds. "They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told "no".
In the first 24 hours we removed 1.5 million videos of the attack globally, of which over 1.2 million were blocked at upload... The Facebook Live video was taken with a camera that appeared to be mounted on the gunman's body.
He ultimately finished 11th, one place outside the points after Toro Rosso's returning Russian Dany Kvyat held off the Frenchman. The Dutchman then chased down second-placed Lewis Hamilton only to struggle to find a way ahead.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War , the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos . Kevin Feige also confirmed The Avengers: Endgame will focus on the six original Assemblers , which is at least some good news.
It was the only "Pro" model in Apple's lineup without an edge-to-edge screen, Face ID, and USB-C connectivity . Before this release, the last iPad Mini , the fourth-generation version, had been on shelves since 2015.
Google has a 2018 patent on a specialized controller, which could indicate what's in store at Tuesday's GDC announcement. For instance, whilst using Google's game streaming service, you could be watching a Twitch streamer play a game.
Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. The delegation from Turkey, a Muslim-majority country, has arrived to show their support to Muslims, she said.
Arsenal are looking for a replacement for Sven Mislintat , who left the Gunners as head of recruitment in February. Marc Overmars has extended his contract as Ajax Director of Football until June 2024.
McIlroy captures Players Championship
The 29-year-old four-time major victor then finished with two pars to close out and seal his 15th US PGA Tour title. It was there that he propelled a sensational 180-yard six-iron bunker shot to set up a crucial bounce-back birdie.
Sephora Drops Lori Loughlin's Daughter Olivia Jade
A source tells ET that " the girls are afraid of being kicked out of school and will likely not return on their own ". The former architecture student chose to leave college so he could start his fashion brand.
Indian tycoon Ambani pays debt after court threatened jail
Shares of RCom, as the telecom carrier is called, had slipped 9.1 percent on Monday in Mumbai before the announcement. The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal , in a ruling March 15, said it can't direct banks to release the amount.
Apex Legends Season One begins tomorrow
For a full break down of the Battle Pass including a FAQ, you can check out the official page on the Apex Legends website here. Plus, players can earn enough Apex Coins while leveling the pass to buy next season's without spending any real-world money.