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

Wednesday, February 27th 2013 - 05:30 UTC
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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. Read full article

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  • Teaboy2

    According to The Sun Newspaper this morning, “scientist worked out that the Russian Meteorite originated from the Asteroid belt and there's about 80 million more out there just like it”.

    Teaboy2 says “No Shit Sherlock, how much funding did you use up to work out the bloody obvious!”

    Feb 27th, 2013 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    It would only have been impressive or useful if they'd worked all this out before it struck

    Feb 28th, 2013 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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