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  • Will asteroid 2012 TC4 hit Earth in October 2017?

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 19th, 2015

    On Oct. 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is slated to whizz by Earth – dangerously close. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain at this time, as well as its size. Based on observations in October 2012 when the space rock missed our planet, astronomers estimate that its size could vary from 12 […]

  • Assessing the asteroid impact threat: Are we in danger?

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 15th, 2014

    “Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour,” could be still an actual description of our ability to predict asteroid threats to Earth. This sentence, pulled from the Bible (Matthew 25:13), provides a reminder of a vast number of the more than 1,500 potentially hazardous objects, floating in space, that meander throughout the solar […]

  • Chelyabinsk, “Meteor-wrongs,” adventures, and more with Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin

    SpaceFlight InsiderNovember 10th, 2013

    Geoff Notkin is a world-renowned meteorite expert. For three years, he hosted the critically acclaimed Discovery Channel show “The Meteorite Men.” He has hunted space rocks in places all over the world, including Chile, Sweden, Poland, and Australia. He recently began hosting a new TV show called STEM journals, which just started its second season. […]

  • Half-ton chunk of Chelyabinsk meteorite raised from Lake Chebarkul in Russia

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 17th, 2013

    A massive chunk of the meteorite that plummeted through Earth’s atmosphere in February, raising havoc in Chelyabinsk, Russia, was lifted from a deep lake bed by Russian scientists on Wednesday, October 16.  The recovery operation started on September 10 and was expected to last for about a week, but the process was stalled due to several […]