Asteroid crash 290 mn years ago may have led Russian meteor on collision course with Earth

After the unfortunate Russian meteor strike last year, scientists have constantly been trying to unfold the mechanisms behind the second largest asteroid airburst in human history. In a recent study, researchers have said that the meteorite that rocked Russia last year could have been sent on the collision course with Earth after it crashed into another asteroid as long as 290 million years ago.

Asteroid 2014 DA14 to pass by Earth

Asteroid 2012 DA14 made its rendezvous with Earth on Saturday at 12.55 am (IST) when it shot past in south-north direction above Earth.