Wednesday, September 19, 2007

meteorite falls in peru

a meteorite crashed into the andes mountains of peru late saturday night. it wasnt a huge meteorite, but big enough to cause a 30-meter wide and 5-meter deep crater.

the interesting thing is that the people living in the region who investigated the site of the loud crash and police that went afterwards have been suffering from vomiting, nausea and dehydration. i havent seen much about this story in the western media yet. i dont think its reason to panic or anything either. i hope they dont start spreading scare-stories about space diseases or radio-active materials! not necessary.

i'll post more when i find out anything...

1 comment:

BillG said...

From the photo, it looks like the water table is just below the surface. maybe it's some noxious water that's making people sick.