Michigan’s meteor wasn’t a threat, but scientists are on the lookout for dangerous space rocks

Michigan meteor

Earlier this week, Detroit, Michigan was treated to a rare sight: A meteor streaking across the sky and crashing down to Earth. When it touched down, those nearby were actually able to feel the impact. The US Geological Survey says that the impact registered as a 2.0 earthquake on the Richter scale.

That may sound significant (and for those in the vicinity when it landed, it surely was), but scientists say the Michigan meteor falls on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to impactful space rocks. In other words, it would take a lot more than a 6-foot-wide rock (which is what Michigan meteor measured in at) to do real damage.

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Michigan’s meteor wasn’t a threat, but scientists are on the lookout for dangerous space rocks originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 at 17:48:52 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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