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Chelyabinsk Had Previous Near-Misses

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:20 AM

Russian Meteor Explosion: Space Rock Had Near-Misses Before Impact


www.space.com said:

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February likely had a near miss before it hit Earth, possibly with another solar system object or a too-close graze by the sun, scientists have found.

The bus-size space rock was largely vaporized by the heat of impact with Earth's atmosphere, but many fragments survived to crash into the ground as meteorites when it hit on Feb. 15. The impact shattered windows, damaged property and injured more than 1,000 people in the city, which lies 950 miles (1,500 km) east of Moscow.

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