October 7, 2008: Asteroid 2008 TC3 Impacts Earth
Today in 2008, asteroid 2008 TC3 entered Earth's atmosphere. The impact is notable as being the first time that an asteroid impact had been predicted before entry. It was discovered just 19 hours prior, and took the work of 27 observers to track. It entered Earth's atmosphere over Sudan and exploded some distance above ground, scattering meteorite fragments along an uninhabited Sudanian region of the Nubian Desert.