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Chelyabinsk Asteroid

European Space Agency,


Image of the cloud trail left by the Chelyabinsk asteroid captured by M. Ahmetvaleev on 15 February 2013. It shows the path where an approximately 20 m-diameter Near-Earth Object (NEO) entered Earth's atmosphere over the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia. The asteroid exploded before touching the ground, generating a bright, hot explosion with a gas cloud, as well as a large shock wave. Former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart describes the experience in this  .


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ARGOMENTI : # in Matematica e scienze / Astronomia
TAG : tag: Operations , Space Situational Awareness (SSA)