30 September 2013

Asteroid near-miss reported by Russian scientists

Asteroid near-miss reported by Russian scientists rt.today.com

A 15-meter asteroid, similar to the object that exploded above Russia in February, moving at a speed of 16km per second, was detected hours before it narrowly missed Earth over the weekend, according to Russian scientists.
"[The asteroid] was discovered on Friday night by our station near Lake Baikal and nine hours later it flew within 11,300km of the Earth’s surface, below the orbit of geostationary satellites. It was about 15 meters in size,” Vladimir Lipunov of the Moscow State University and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute indicated. ...
Sure am glad the USAF Space Fence was shut off 01SEP2013, one month earlier than scheduled due to budget constraints. so we dont have to deal with these! 

And I hope the coming Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Space Fence is well funded-http://www.spacenews.com/article/military-space/36887us-air-force-sets-march-2014-target-for-space-fence-award

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

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