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Russia Asteroid

WATCH: Huge Fireball Lights Up The Night Sky In Northern Russia

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.19.2014 | Science

It's been a little over a year since a meteor exploded over a Russian city and injured over 1,000 people. Saturday, video emerged that appeared to sho...

How to Avoid Meteors

Marty Kaplan | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Marty Kaplan

No one can avoid living where a chunk of space rock explodes with the force of 20 Hiroshima bombs. But the causes of climate change, unlike the contingencies of the interstellar cosmos, are within our control.

Asteroids and Ancestors

Al Eisele | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Al Eisele

It may seem far-fetched to claim that the meteor that exploded above Siberia last week deserves a footnote in the memoir I'm writing of my late parents, both prominent writers, but it's true.

The Rock Is Gonna Fall on Us

David Sable | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media
David Sable

To give this some perspective the force of the explosion was equal to 500 kilotons of TNT -- when put into nuclear blast language Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by bombs with a 13-22 kiloton force.

Asteroid Impacts Over Russia -- Another Larger Rock Passing Very Close to Earth

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science
Peter Diamandis

Today scientists are closely tracking 434 asteroids that are large enough and come close enough to the Earth to be of potential future concern, and while none of these pose any significant risk today, increased surveillance is required.

Russia's 'Cosmic Impact' A Mystery 100 Years On

AFP | Richard Ingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A hundred years ago this week, a gigantic explosion ripped open the dawn sky above the swampy taiga forest of western Siberia, leaving a scientific ri...