NASA Confirms 1,000-Pound Meteor Hits Texas

KABB - February 22, 2023 7:06 am

1000 pound Meteor in McAllen Texas February 15, 2023.

NASA confirmed that a 1000-pound meteor entered the atmosphere on February 15.

According to NASA, the meteor was seen at around 5:23 p.m. near McAllen, Texas. The meteor’s speed was about 27,000 miles per hour, and it had the same amount of energy as 8 tons of TNT.

Although meteorites tend to hit Earth’s atmosphere at high speeds, they slow as they travel through the atmosphere, breaking into small fragments before hitting the ground. Meteorites cool rapidly and generally are not a risk to the public.

There were no reports of injury or property damage.

“Although meteorites tend to hit Earth’s atmosphere at high speeds, they slow as they travel through the atmosphere, breaking into small fragments before hitting the ground. Meteorites cool rapidly and generally are not a risk to the public,” NASA said in a statement.

Anyone who finds these meteorites is urged to contact the Smithsonian Institution so they can be studied.

 

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