What is the largest known meteor to disintegrate in Earth’s atmosphere in recent times?
Meteors and Meteorites
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Modern scientific computations have shown that this incredible explosion was probably caused by a small, rocky asteroid or comet about one hundred feet across. Computer simulations show that it most likely came into Earth’s atmosphere at a shallow angle and exploded in mid-air above the forest. The explosion packed a punch easily greater than one thousand Hiroshima atomic bombs.