June 12th, 2006

imapact1

Overture.

I've been so preoccupied, with one thing and another, that this rather spectacular news item entirely slipped by me, unnoticed:

OSLO, Norway, June 9 (UPI) — A large meteorite struck in northern Norway this week, landing with an impact an astronomer compared to the atomic bomb used at Hiroshima.

Of course, it would be rather premature to allow the Immaculate Order of the Falling Sky to take credit for any of this. Our telekinetic "magnet" is still little more than a thought experiment. Still...

Here'a story at physorg.com: Large meteorite hits northern Norway. There's not much detail just yet.