Earth in the bullseye?
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 16, 2013 – Asteroids and meteors have been much in the news recently, with an exploding meteor injuring hundreds in Russia and an asteroid making a close fly-by of the Earth, both on Friday. Earlier in the week, researchers announced they had improved the accuracy of the dating of an asteroid collision with Earth 65 million years ago that left a giant crater in the Caribbean and was considered the … more
NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
Washington (AFP) Feb 18, 2013 – NASA, universities and private groups in the US are working on asteroid warning systems that can detect objects from space like the one that struck Russia last week with a blinding flash and mighty boom. But the US space agency reiterated that events like the one in the Urals, which shattered windows and injured nearly 1,000 people, are rare. “We would expect an event of this magnitude t … more