Tag Archives: Near-Earth object

Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor largest since 1908 Tunguska event

Image credit: Google Earth, NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view From the WSJ (NASA JPL Statement follows): The meteor that crashed to earth in Russia was about 55 feet in diameter, weighed around 10,000 tons and was made from a stony material, … Continue reading

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Asteroid blows past Earth in near miss

From ChicoEr.com Flying close enough to Earth that in astronomic terms one could feel the breeze as it passed, a small asteroid flashed by just after midnight today. NASA reported the space rock, with the unimaginative name of 2012 KT42, … Continue reading

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Something more worrisome than global warming

Story Submitted by Mike Bromley ASTEROID FLYBY: – Asteroid will pass 12, 000 Km (7,500 miles) from Earth Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) above Earth’s surface on Monday June 27 at about 9:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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