27 June 2010

What Is Going On In Space, Indonesia? (From Bali With Love)

There have been several meteors hit Indonesia in the last year.

Here's an article from May 6th discussing a meteor that came through the roof of a house in Jakarta.
Here's an article from October 27th discussing the meteor blast above South Sulawesi Indonesia on October 8th. Apparently this blast was "bigger than an atomic bomb".
And on this site, I found the following stats:
1797: Meteor was found crashed in Prambanan, Central Java. This is the meteor that crashed in Indonesia was recorded for the first time.
1811: Meteor weighing 10 tons was found in Surakarta, Central Java.
July 10, 1822: Meteor crashed in Cirebon, West Java, weighing 16.5 pounds.
19 September 1869: Meteor weighing 20 kg was found in Chillies Remban, East Java.
March 19, 1884: Meteor found in Djati Pengilon, East Java, weighing 1.66 quintal.
June 2, 1915: Meteorite weighing 24.75 kg was found in Klender, East Jakarta. Stone was later named Meester-Cornelis.
December 19, 2004: Residents Gear, Sub Tigaraksa, Tangerang, heard a loud explosion in the sky at 07.30. Her voice sounded to Jakarta and Bekasi. Experts believe a meteor explosion, although the trail was not found.
January 1, 2008: Meteor falls in Gianyar, Bali.
October 8, 2009: Giant meteor exploded in the Gulf of Bone, South Sulawesi, at an altitude of 15-20 kilometers. According to the American space agency, NASA, the meteor with a diameter of 10 meters that resulted in three times the explosive power of Hiroshima atomic bomb. Bone Meteor was five times the size of the meteor that exploded in Wisconsin, the United States in April.

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