Asteroid explosion was a whopper for Earth
Experts say space rock blast may have been largest in more than a decade
October 29th, 2009
GOLDEN, Colo. - A space rock explosion earlier this month over an island region of Indonesia is now being viewed as perhaps the biggest object to tangle with the Earth in more than a decade.
On Oct. 8, reports from Indonesia told of a loud air blast around 11 a.m. local time. One report indicated a bright fireball, accompanied by an explosion and lingering dust cloud, as the origin of the air blast.