Asteroid Hits Earth

Warnings were buzzing around the Internet yesterday that Asteriod 2008 TC3 was on a collision course with the Earth. The 3m asteriod was predicted to hit in Northern Sudan around 3.46am (BST) this morning. 

Meteorologist Jacob Kuiper issued a warning to Air France KLM that some of its aircraft may be in the vicinity when the asteriod came down. The asteroid was expected to burn up safely forming a fireball as bright as the full moon. Sure enough, a KLM flight passing the impact area at a distance of 750 nautical miles reported a bright flash just before the expected impact time. The satellite image shows the plane (+) and the impact site (O).

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