Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | April 24, 2014

CTBTO Has Detected 26 Major Asteroid Impacts in Earth’s Atmosphere Since 2000

“The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) was designed to monitor the globe for the infrasound signature of nuclear detonations. The network also detects asteroid impacts. The network has detected 26 major asteroid impacts in the Earth’s atmosphere since 2000 ranging from 1 to 600 kilotons. By comparison, the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945, exploded with an energy impact of 15 kilotons.”

The B612 Foundation has created a visualization of these 26 asteroid impacts that occurred in the last 13 years.

Read the full article here

In addition, a number of news articles have been published:

See where 26 asteroids smacked Earth with A-bomb force (CNET)

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows (Reuters)

Visualisation ‘shows asteroid hits’ (BBC)

Asteroids cause dozens of nuclear-scale blasts in Earth’s atmosphere (The Guardian)

Asteroids whack Earth more often than thought (Discovery)

Potentially dangerous asteroids could wipe out major city (Examiner)

Asteroid strikes (even big ones) are more common than we thought (Yahoo News)

Video visualises asteroids colliding with Earth’s atmosphere  (UPI)

Destructive asteroid impacts near earth far more common than previously thought (Science World Report)

Scientists have underestimated the likelihood of city-killing asteroids hitting earth (Business Insider)

Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows (KFGO)

Proof that earth is bombarded by 10 times more asteroids than previously thought (Natural News)

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