Cue ominous voice: “It’s not a matter of if, but when…”

A METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon – sparking a massive explosion visible with the naked eye.
And terrifyingly the 56,000 mph collision – captured by NASA scientists highlighting the catastrophic danger planet earth faces from similar meteors – was caused by a space rock weighing no more than 88 lbs (40 kilos).
Despite the meteor’s tiny proportions – about the size of a small boulder and the weight of an average 10-year-old boy – the impact damage was colossal and the explosion shone with the brightness of a magnitude 4 star.
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15 Responses to Cue ominous voice: “It’s not a matter of if, but when…”

  1. Don says:

    Because the Moon doesn’t have an atmosphere to burn up meteors. We do.

    Advantage: Earth.

  2. orlin sellers says:

    Shit happens.

  3. AZDesertRat says:

    I couldn’t open the linked article, but did they bother to bring up the fact that Earth has that pesky thing called an atmosphere that tends to burn up meteors of that size?

  4. Awhite says:

    I remember this happened 4 years ago. No one was on the moon at the time so no one got hurt.

  5. It’s only a issue on the moon since the moon doesn’t have an atmosphere. Same size meteors hit the earth and burn up all the time.
    So until Remax starts selling property on the Moon, not an issue.

  6. anonymous says:

    I always thought it would be some ‘Slate Wiper’ disease that would lay puny humans down, but a meteor impact on Earth in modern times would be rather ‘interesting’. I doubt any authorities would let us know ‘Brace For Impact’ thoughts – people would flip out..

  7. WeeBrowser says:

    How sexist!!11!! What is that meteor weigh in feminists? Let’s see some equality here! My guess is .25 feminists. What do you think?

  8. Usexpat says:

    There’s one that’s coming withing 20K miles of Earth in 2027 (more or less). That’s almost a hit and they can’t actually predict it won’t hit. It’s 1600′ in diameter. That would leave a mark.

  9. bogsidebunny says:

    Wow, I’m glad my life insurance policy payments are up-to-date.

  10. warhorse says:

    since when do they use “cruise missiles” as a measure of explosive potential?

  11. M. Sage says:

    “explosive power of TEN cruise missiles”

    “about…the weight of an average 10-year-old boy”

    These people choose bizarre comparisons.

    • crazyeighter says:

      Just be glad they didn’t express the impact velocity as furlongs per fortnight.

  12. Antibubba says:

    No, that story isn’t written in a way that might induce panic. Why do you ask?

  13. C.R. says:

    well,at least the metior doesnt have the distructive capibility of a ten year old boy ! Those things can make Huuuge messes !!

Play nice.