Meteorite from brilliant UK fireball is England's first in 30 years

Catastrophe

"There never was a good war, or a bad peace."
I think we do need reminding that our personal rock is not immune from impacts, as a plague has recently hit us.

Fortunately, the Late Heavy Bombardment is long gone, but I believe we may still be vulnerable to comets or other objects being dislodged from the outer Solar System. I am also minded to recall that sometimes 'swarms' of objects are believed to (sometimes) include one or more large objects together with a large collection of objects arising from collisions, ranging from dust to anything in between.

It is good to see that early detection means are being put in place. Whether or not this is of any use whatsoever against larger objects is another matter.

Cat :)
 

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