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SETI: The Chelyabinsk Meteor

On 15 February 2013, a small asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia atwith an estimated speed of 18 km/s (40,000 mph and became a brilliant meteor over the southern Ural region. Credit: Alex Alishevskikh/Flickr

On 15 February 2013, a small asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere over Russia atwith an estimated speed of 18 km/s (40,000 mph and became a brilliant meteor over the southern Ural region. Credit: Alex Alishevskikh/Flickr/Cyberborean (http://blog.cyberborean.org/)

A 30 min discussion on the recent Chelyabinsk Meteor with David Morrison, Director of the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute and our visitor Guy Consolmagno, an American research astronomer and Planetary Scientist at the Vatican Observatory. This panel was hosted by Franck Marchis, Senior Planetary Astronomer at the SETI Institute.

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