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11 October 2008
Ground path of the meteoroid over Sudan. The red line is the object's path, terminating where it would have hit the ground. The green line is the infrasound detection of the object's explosion. METEOSAT IR fireball location indicated by orange crosshairs. Predicted altitude as the object crossed the Nile River and several other points are listed. Exact path and fireball altitude have not been confirmed. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_TC3)
Meteosat 8 / EUMETSAT IR image of the 2008 TC3 explosion. Copyright 2008 EUMETSAT. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_TC3)
Link: Meteosat-8 Rapid Scan captures asteroid impact (09 October 2008)
Posted by A.C. Charania at 16:14
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