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New Analysis Chelyabinsk Meteor
2013-11-07 12:38:14

A series of recently released papers dealing with the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in Februar,y brought forth two startling conclusions: the damage could have been much worse, and these types of events could be much more common than previously thought.

Using Space Probes To Deflect Asteroids From Earth Trajectories
2013-10-23 14:17:04

Researchers have begun initial experiments to verify the possibility of deflecting asteroids by impacting them with heavy masses at high speeds. They said the principle behind their research is similar to how the balls in a game of billiards get banged around from one side of the table to another.

Weather Satellites Captured Chelyabinsk Meteor Data
2013-10-23 07:39:59

Scientists studying the Chelyabinsk meteor that blazed a trail over Russia’s Ural Mountains on February 15, 2013 have been able to track the trajectory of the fireball using several weather satellites.

Meteor Over Georgia And Alabama
2013-09-11 11:49:06

A meteor the size of a baseball entered the Earth’s atmosphere last night, causing a fireball to blaze across the skies of Alabama and Georgia.

Tracking Russian Meteor Debris Field Offers Insight Into Future Events
2013-08-15 14:38:54

Using satellite data and computer models, NASA scientists were able to track and study the debris of the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February, giving them a better picture of how similar future events might affect the Earth’s atmosphere


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.