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Russian Meteor

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

Space.com | 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...

Tsunamis of Sound

Eric J. Heller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

If you could see sound traveling, you'd soon notice other waves coming at you with long wavelengths: like ocean swell 100 feet or 1000 feet from crest to crest, or like tsunami waves, miles from crest to crest. These are the "tsunamis of sound," hugely long waves.

Congressional Science Committee Takes On Asteroid Threat

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

The end might not be upon us, but Congress wants to plan ahead, just in case. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Tuesday held...

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....

SPACEY SURVEY: Nearly 50 Percent Of Russians Polled Think Recent Crash Was Not A Meteor

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.26.2013 | Weird News

Q. When is a meteor not a meteor? A. When the Russian people are polled about it. In the aftermath of the Chelyabinsk meteor crash, the Russian ...

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.

'We May Be F*cked, But At Least God Isn't Hurling Rocks At Us'

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

On Tuesday, Jon Stewart got his first chance to address the meteor that exploded over the Russian Urals last week, and he was duly shocked and awed. B...

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 ...

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.

Meteor's Shock Wave 'Heard' Around The World

Posted 02.17.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin Published: 02/17/2013 09:33 AM EST on LiveScience The shock wave from Friday's (Feb. 15) meteor explosion above Russia sent subs...

Was NASA Wrong About Size Of Russian Meteor Blast?

Posted 02.18.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/16/2013 06:49 PM EST on SPACE.com The meteor that exploded over Russia Friday was slightly larger than previously ...

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...

Upon Closer Inspection...

Posted 02.15.2013 | Comedy

Now, we're really in trouble....

GOP-Controlled Committee Plans Hearing On Asteroids That Pose A 'Potential Threat To Earth'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology announced Friday that it will hold a hearing in the coming weeks over asteroids that pose a "pote...

How We're Preparing For Meteors

Posted 02.15.2013 | Comedy

If you woke up this morning and suddenly found your worst nightmare a reality, you're not alone. The meteor that streaked across the Russian Urals an...

PHOTOS: Russian Meteor Explodes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

Soon after a meteor exploded in the sky over Russia on Friday, photos and video of the event began to go viral. The Russian meteor, estimated to be...

WATCH: Extreme Close-Up Of Meteor Explosion

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

This terrifying video of a meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, is one of many angles of the fiery event captured by amateurs Friday. This pa...

Twitter's Best Response To The Russian Meteor

Posted 02.15.2013 | Comedy

Not everything needs a lazy Twitter parody, especially tragedies that injured hundreds of people. Comedian Jake Fogelnest is doing God's work, you guy...

WATCH: Meteorite Streaks Across Russian Urals

AP | JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

MOSCOW -- With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday and exploded with the force of 20 ato...