21 March 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 21MAR2013

Man shows off possible fragments of exploded ...
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The search is on for evidence days after a monstrous meteorite landed in Russia.

Caught on cam: Meteor explodes in sky, injures ...
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A meteor shower injured hundreds of people in Russia and damaged buildings in six cities ...

For all the threat of asteroids, it’s earthly politics that may doom us all
Wed, 20 Mar, 2013 10:13 AM PDT
After last month's meteorite strike over Russia, and with our increased awareness of the 'cosmic shooting gallery' that we live in, it's becoming clear that even though we can develop the technology to deal with these threats, it may be … Continue reading

Unexpected meteor on way? 'Pray,' says NASA chief
Philadelphia Inquirer
Gen. William Shelton testified there was no warning prior to the meteor's arrival and the military only learned of it when "tipped off by NASA." NASA director Charles F. Bolden Jr. said only to “pray” when he was asked what they could do if a large ...

NASA's Advice for Meteor Strike: 'Pray'
Daily Beast
NASA's Advice for Meteor Strike: 'Pray'. Would someone please buy NASA some telescopes? Asked what America could do if a meteorite like the one that hit Russia last month was three weeks away from hitting New York, NASA administrator Charles Bolden ...

NASA 10 years behind on meteor mandate
NASA 10 years behind on meteor mandate. Published: March 19, 2013 8:41 PM By MARK DRAJEM. Bloomberg News. The U.S. space agency is a decade behind in meeting a congressional mandate to detect meteors capable of destroying a city, and it ...

NASA lagging for a decade on meteor tracking
Indices Media
This issue became all the more relevant in light of the Feb 15 meteor blast that took place over Russia which had not been anticipated. Chelyabinsk, the remote Russian town which took the major impact of the largest meteor to have exploded near the ...

Russia Meteor Fragments Found Near Chelyabinsk Suggest Space Rock Of ...
Huffington Post
The meteor – which injured nearly 1,500 people and caused widespread property damage in Chelyabinsk city on Friday – was the largest recorded space rock to hit Earth in more than a century. Health officials said 46 of the injured remain hospitalized.

NASA Wants Meteor Warning System - YouTube
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ABC's Devin Dwyer explains what the space agency wants to do to protect the country.

NEOs: Near Earth Objects - The Video Show
On Feb. 15, a rocky meteor the size of a bus, but much heavier, exploded over the Ural Mountains near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in what many scientists and lawmakers have billed as a wake-up call to the threat to Earth posed by near-Earth asteroids.

2013 THE Year of Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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