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  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Feb 15, 2013 10:05 AM Flag

    45 meter Asteroid to Skirt Very Near Earth on Feb 15

    Some real news for a change. The object will miss Earth by about 28,000 km, which is a small fraction of the distance to the moon, but many times the depth of the Earth's atmosphere.

    What makes this especially interesting is how closely it follows the fall of a meteorite in Russia only yesterday. "Residents in the city of Chelyabinsk, the largest in the affected region, described a shock wave from the meteorite that blew in doors and smashed glass," according to a WSJ report. About 500 people are said to have been injured.

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