Largest meteor since Chelyabinsk burns up over Atlantic Ocean
The biggest fireball since the Chelyabinsk event plunged through the atmosphere just off the Brazilian coast earlier this month, releasing energy equivalent to the detonation of 13,000 tons on TNT as it burned up. The space rock, which fell on February 6 at 13:55 GMT, apparently went unnoticed at the time as it exploded 30km above the Atlantic Ocean, 1000km off the coast of Brazil. It was only brought to people’s attention when it was
How much do you know about Chelyabinsk?
On this day three years ago, a fireball lit up the skies over Russia’s Ural Mountains. The asteroid broke up over the Chelyabinsk region, injuring inhabitants below and leaving destruction in its wake. Unsurprisingly, it was not long before dashcam videos of the meteor and images of the damage caused by the space rock were splashed all over the news. The Chelyabinsk event certainly sparked a media frenzy, but how much do you remember about
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NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office
NASA’s new organisation, the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), was announced in early January. Committed to protecting Earth from dangerous asteroids, the PDCO has been established with a view to synchronise American efforts to handle dangerous space rocks on a collision course with Earth and to supervise those NASA-funded projects that focus on the characterisation of NEOs. Lindley Johnson, head of the new PDCO, says that he will also be working closely with NEO experts