NASA Teleconference on Meteor Crash in Russia

By Marc Boucher
February 15, 2013
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NASA Teleconference on Meteor Crash in Russia
Chebarkul Lake where part of the meteor crashed.
Weather Network

NASA experts participated in a teleconference with the media today to discuss the meteor which crashed in Russia today.
“Scientists have determined the Russia meteor is not related to asteroid 2012 DA14 that will safely pass Earth today at a distance of more than 17,000 miles. Early assessments of the Russia meteor indicate it was about one-third the size of 2012 DA14 and traveling in a different direction.”

Panelists for the teleconference are:

— Bill Cooke, lead for the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
— Paul Chodas, research scientist in the Near Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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