Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chelyabinsk Meteor May Have Incoming Relatives

A new study shows how a 200-metre-wide cluster of rocks [asteroid 2011 EO40], first spotted by scientists in 2011, could have spawned the Chelyabinsk meteor which exploded over Russia earlier this year.

If correct, that means we may need to watch out for further impacts from other fragments of the cluster, which are still at large, in orbit around the sun.