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2012 DA14 (asteroid)

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  • Chelyabinsk asteroid smashed glass, burned skin, defied expectations

    Chelyabinsk asteroid smashed glass, burned skin, defied expectations
    Planetary scientists weren’t remotely expecting the 62-foot-wide Chelyabinsk fireball to shoot across Russian skies in February  -- they’d had their eyes peeled on a much bigger target that missed the Earth by a decent margin, the asteroid 2012 DA14. But this relatively modest, unseen space rock caused a shock wave that shattered countless windows in the city and injured more than a thousand people.
  • Chelyabinsk meteor: Weather satellites tracked fireball's path

    Cloudy with a chance of meteorites? Scientists studying the Chelyabinsk meteor that hurtled through the atmosphere over Russia in February have managed to track its trajectory using weather satellites, according to a study in Proceedings of the National...

    Russian meteor: Could there be an early warning system?

    If a meteor was heading toward California, would residents have any warning? It all depends on the size of the space rock and the time of day. At night, astronomers can see an object hurtling toward Earth through a telescope....

    Meteors and asteroids: What is the difference?

    A meteor brighter than the sun streaked across a portion of Russia on Friday. At the same time, an asteroid ...

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