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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...

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...

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...

Big Space Rock Raised From Bottom Of Lake

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Science

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists have recovered a giant chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteorite from the bottom of the lake it crashed into. T...

Russian Space Rock May Have Had Near-Miss Before Impact | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February likely had a near miss before it hit Earth, possibly with another solar system object ...

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...

Russian Meteor Makes Tourism Impact

Posted 03.02.2013 | Travel

Barely two weeks have passed since a meteor crashed into western Siberia, injuring more than 1,000 people and scaring pretty much everyone everywhere....

REVEALED: Cosmic Secrets Of Huge Russian Fireball

Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 02/27/2013 06:55 AM EST on A meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this month likely hit Earth after a long ...

Has 100-Year-Old Meteor Mystery Finally Been Solved?

Posted 02.24.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 02/22/2013 02:12 PM EST on It may be the ultimate cosmic cold case, but the 100-year-old mystery of a huge ...

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.

MAP: Every Meteorite Impact Since 2300 B.C.

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

Just days after a meteor exploded over Russia, a map showing every meteorite to have hit Earth since 2300 B.C. is going viral. Scientists concluded...

Meteor Fragments Yield Key Insights Into Russian Space Rock

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

MOSCOW -- Scientists have found more than 50 tiny fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains, and preliminary tests are turning ...

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.

Recovery From Astonishing Meteor Explosion Begins

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

CHELYABINSK, Russia — As a small army of people worked to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, many joked...

LIVE UPDATES: Russian Meteor Explosion

Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

A meteor estimated to weigh 10 tons exploded near the Ural mountains in Russia Friday, injuring nearly 1000 people and causing extensive property dama...