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.

Why astronomers didn`t detect Russian meteor before it hit Earth on February 15

We didn`t receive any warning about the Russian meteor before it hit the Earth because small asteroids are very difficult to spot with telescopes as they only reflect a little sunlight.

Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima N-bombs

The meteor that streaked across the Russian skies on Friday, injuring around 1,200 people, exploded with a force 30 times greater than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb, NASA scientists say.

Russian meteor strike had force of nuclear bomb, says scientist

The meteor strike in a Russian city that left numerous people injured, had exploded in the atmosphere with the force of an atomic bomb, according to an American researcher.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 makes closest fly-by in history

A 150-foot cosmic rock about the size of a football field hurtled safely past Earth as predicted before and well on schedule, Friday