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Mystery Crater In Nicaragua

Mystery crater: A 40-foot crater has appeared in the ground near Managua airport. Nicaraguan authorities said the hole was caused by a meteorite that broke off from the passing Pitbull, or 2014 RC, asteroid. But NASA officials said that was unlikely, because such a strike would have produced an enormous fireball streaking across the sky, yet nobody reported seeing anything like that on a clear night in the capital. Residents did, however, report hearing a loud bang, feeling a shock wave, and smelling a burning odor. NASA asteroid expert Don Yeomans said, “This event was separated by 13 hours from the close Earth approach of 2014 RC, so the explosion and Did something blow up* the asteroid are unrelated.”