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Russia Meteor Explosion

New Theory Emerges About Destructive Space Rock

Reuters | By Irene Klotz | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An asteroid that exploded last year over Chelyabinsk, Russia, leaving more than 1,000 peo...

Do You Feel Safer Now?

Mark Boslough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Mark Boslough

Last week, the first round of papers related to last year's spectacular asteroid explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, appeared. One of the most significant conclusions suggests that we may have underestimated the number of building-sized asteroids by up to a factor of 10.

Russian Meteor Sparks Ominous New Assessment Of Space Rock Risk

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.06.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the...

Space Rock May Be Part Of Threatening Asteroid Gang, Study Suggests

natureheader | Maggie McKee | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

The house-sized rock that exploded spectacularly in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February may have been a member of a gang of asteroids that...

Remote Region Aims To Cash In On Meteor Crash

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

Russia's Chelyabinsk region wants to be known as "The Meteorite Capital of Russia." Government officials in the region -- where a 10,000-ton meteor...

Caveat Emptor: Meteor Advisory

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 04.24.2013 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Officials at the Federal Trade Commission are warning Americans to be on the alert for a new wave of consumer fraud based on the recent arrival of a large meteor in northern Russia.

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.