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Ignacio Ferrin
Wednesday, February 27th 2013 - 05:30 UTC

Colombian astronomers trace the origin of the meteor that crashed in Russia

The Chelyabinsk meteor (labelled ChM) appears to have been on an elliptical orbit around the Sun before it collided with Earth

Astronomers from Colombia have traced the origin of a meteor that injured about 1,000 people after breaking up over central Russia earlier this month.Using amateur video footage, they were able to plot the meteor's trajectory through Earth's atmosphere and then reconstruct its orbit around the Sun.

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