2009 Sulawesi superbolide

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2009 Sulawesi superbolide

The 2009 Sulawesi superbolide was an atmospheric fireball blast over Indonesia on October 8, 2009, at approximately 03:00 UTC, near the coastal city of Watampone (colloquially named Bone) in South Sulawesi, island of Sulawesi. The meteoritic impactor broke up at an estimated height of 15–20 km. The impact energy of the bolide was estimated in the 10 to 50 kiloton TNT equivalent range with the higher end of this range being more likely. The likely size of the impactor was 5–10 m diameter.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Asteroid Impactor Reported over Indonesia". NASA. 23 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-11-02.
  2. ^ "Asteroid explosion over Indonesia raises fears about Earth's defences". The Telegraph. 27 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-10-29.
  3. ^ "Asteroid explosion was a whopper for Earth". NBC News. 29 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2013-08-25.
  4. ^ "Huge Explosion Was Biggest Space Rock to Strike Earth Since 1994". Space.com. 29 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-01-30.

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