Watch biggest explosion EVER on Moon as NASA warns we could be next


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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.

A similar strike against a city on earth would create a crater 65feet (20m) deep and create a devastating kill zone equivalent to TEN Tomahawk cruise missile striking in exactly the same place.

Experts fear the death toll would run into thousands.



Unlike the Moon, the Earth has a protective atmosphere meaning most space debris burns up before it can impact.

But bigger meteors sometimes get through – most recently at Chelyabinsk in Russia where a 20 metre asteroid traveling at 43,000 mph breached the atmosphere and exploded with the power of 33 Hiroshimas.

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END OF WORLD WARNING: Watch biggest explosion EVER on Moon as NASA warns we could be next