Notice to Snapchat lovers, Futura is launching a new series for kids about space and Universe science: slide into space. Through dynamic episodes of approximately three minutes, punctuated with impressive illustrations and on-camera images, you will discover many mysteries of the cosmos, edge of the universe to the formation of our planet.
Every week, Thibaut, from the Futura newsroom, will answer one of the many questions we could ask ourselves. How was the Moon formed? What is Starship, that new generation rocket that promises to send humans to Mars? How is a spacewalk carried out? What fate awaits our Universe? What if we could travel at the speed of light?
In this fifteenth episode: a classification of the explosions that the Earth has known!
Among the greatest cataclysms the Earth has known, we quickly think of nuclear bombs, or the collision with an asteroid 66 million years ago, which led to the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction. But there are many other explosions, lesser known but just as impressive, summarized by Thibaut in this episode!
to get started the tunguska explosion. On June 30, 1908, residents of Siberia observed a powerful blue flash and heard a detonation shortly after. The culprit: an asteroid that would have bounced off Earth! And it would have transmitted at the same time a shock energy equivalent to a thousand times that of the hiroshima nuclear bomb. It’s the most powerful explosion recorded in modern history, and that’s why Asteroid Day is June 30!
But other cataclysmic events occurred, this time coming from inside the Earth!…
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