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Russia meteor's origin tracked down

 
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Russia meteor's origin tracked down
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.

Of about 9,700 near-Earth asteroids discovered so far, about 5,200 are thought to be Apollos. Asteroids are divided into different groups such as Apollo, Aten, or Amor, based on the type of orbit they have



[link to www.bbc.co.uk]

A preliminary reconstruction of the orbit of the Chelyabinsk Meteoroid

[link to arxiv.org]

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Re: Russia meteor's origin tracked down
List of Apollo asteroids

Some can get very close to the Earth, making them a potential threat

[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]

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Re: Russia meteor's origin tracked down
good catch GFG , 5 stars hf
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