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Slooh.com will broadcast the passing of Near-Earth Asteroid 2000 EM26 as the Olympics take place in Russia. Almost a year to the day, a different asteroid slammed into that country's town of Chelyabinsk.
Moments after exploding with the energy of an atomic bomb in the skies over the city of Chelyabinsk, the space rock quietly let itself into a lake outside of town, not far from the watchful eye of a security camera.
Purported chunks of the meteor that streaked over the Siberian sky last week are going for hundreds or thousands of dollars on eBay and Russian classifieds sites.
A new study suggests we should expect an asteroid strike every decade or two. And one scientist warns that the last asteroid to pass by us wasn't even noticed until it had gone.
It might well be that Bill Nye has explained fully about the meteorite that showered a Russian city, but others have darker explanations.
An object struck a factory wall 900 miles east of Moscow, breaking windows and setting alarms. A YouTube video shows trace of object falling from the sky.
The latest reports say about 1,000 people were injured, mostly by glass shards sent flying by the meteor's window-shattering sonic blasts.
All it took was an unexpected meteorite exploding in western Siberia, along with a record close flyby by another space rock to concentrate Washington's attention on something other than political blood sport.
Indiana Jones would approve of the Mini Museum. Fragments of dinosaur bones, meteorites, famous landmarks, and other fascinating things are displayed in resin, and could be yours via Kickstarter.
The shocking sight of a meteor over Russia this morning was captured in dramatic fashion by many cameras.