quinta-feira, 9 de maio de 2013

Visualização animada de todos os meteoritos que atingiram a Terra desde 861 dC

Carlo Zapponi, a data visualization designer at Nokia, has created a prettysplendid visualization of the 1,042 meteorites that humans have witnessed hitting our planet since 861 AD. If you click the image above, you will see the visualization in full screen mode. And if you then click on various points along the timeline, you’ll get essential data (produced byThe Meteoritical Society) about each observed meteor strike. Most are clustered in the 19th and 20th centuries. The last is the terrifying rock thatblasted through Siberia earlier this year.

Note: A total of 34,513 meteorites have hit our planet since 2500 BC. But the vast majority were never observed. They were only later found.

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