Wow. The third largest meteorite ever found was just dug up in Kansas. I'd love to know what type of damage this bad boy would leave behind. Personally I suspect that we are talking about a nuclear bomb sized blast. Can anyone shed some light on this for us? I was debating not posting this one, but I thought back to one of our tag lines. 'The sky is falling. We'll tell you how.'
From the AP:
GREENSBURG, Kan. - In an area of southwest Kansas long known for its meteorite finds, Steve Arnold came up with what may be the biggest of its kind ever found in the United States.
Arnold, a professional meteorite hunter from Kingston, Ark., found the 1,400-pound space rock two weeks ago in Kiowa County's Brenham Township. Using a metal detector mounted on a three-wheel vehicle, he discovered it more than 7 feet underground and dug it up.
It was in the same area that in 1949 produced a 1,000-pound meteorite now on display at the Celestial Museum in Greensburg, part of the World's Largest Hand Dug Well that is the community's biggest claim to fame.