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NASA satellite snaps fireball 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima bomb

The fireball (center) was 10 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima

NASA has released images of a meteor exploding over the Bering Sea last December with a force over 10 times greater than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. On December 18, 2018 at 23:55 GMT, the space agency's Terra satellite took a series of photos of a giant fireball exploding 16 mi (26 km) above the Earth's surface that is estimated to have released 173 kilotons of energy, making it the largest meteor blast since the Chelyabinsk incident of 2013.

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