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Smaller asteroids can be far more dangerous than previously believed

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 19:25

A new research has revealed that smaller asteroids could cause bigger problems.

Chelyabinsk asteroid measured 12,000 tonnes

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 11:45

The asteroid that smashed into the central Russian city of Chelyabinsk initially measured 19 metres (61 feet) across, packing the energy of dozens of Hiroshima bombs, a study said on Wednesday.

Largest fragment of meteorite in Russia found

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 20:33

Divers have found the largest piece so far of a meteorite which hit Russia`s Chelyabinsk region in February this year, a scholar said Wednesday.

Chelyabinsk meteorite may have had prior collision before impact

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 12:10

Chelyabinsk meteorite had either earlier collided with another body in the solar system or came too close to the Sun before it fell to Earth, according to a new research.

Russian meteor explosion`s dust lingered in atmosphere for 3 months

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 22:40

A meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk left behind a huge plume of dust, with hundreds of tons of material in it, in the atmosphere that still lingered three months after the February 15 explosion.

20 Chelyabinsk type meteorites on way to Earth?

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 17:19

The Chelyabinsk meteor which exploded over Russia earlier this year, injuring more than 1000 people, was not a one-off - there are 20 more lurking on a similar path, Spanish astronomers have warned.

Shock wave from Russian meteor strike circled earth twice

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10:41

Scientists have revealed that the shock wave from an asteroid that struck Russia in February was so powerful that it travelled twice around the globe.

Meteorite that hit Russia millions of years old

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 08:54

A meteorite that entered Earth`s atmosphere and slammed into Russia`s Urals in february had broken off from a large asteroid and collided with another space body several million years ago.

Meteorite perfume to be launched

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 19:14

Authorities in the Chelyabinsk region, which was hit by a meteorite Feb 15, have announced plans to launch a new perfume with the scent of the celestial body, which brought the Urals city to international fame.

Origin of Russian meteor tracked down

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:44

A team of astronomers from Colombia has traced the origin of the meteor that struck central Russia earlier this month injuring about 1,000 people.

Russia`s Chelyabinsk recovers from meteor crash

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 08:17

Emergency services have repaired most of the damage caused by a meteor that shook Russia`s Chelyabinsk region.

Russians to get awards over meteorite response

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013, 09:21

State awards will be given to people who distinguished themselves in responding to the recent meteorite strike in Russia`s Chelyabinsk region, a minister has said.