November 8, 2013 - New research out of NASA
suggests the odds of the Earth
being rocked by another meteorite
on par with the one that unexpectedly shook Chelyabinsk, Russia earlier this year are higher than previously estimated.
On Wednesday this week, officials with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced their latest findings regarding February's meteorite, and it isn't good news for anyone alarmed that another soaring chunk of rock could come ripping through Earth's atmosphere.
Scientists say that the Chelyabinsk
meteorite was the largest foreign body to hit Earth
in almost a century, and similar ones could soon be on the way. Bill Cooke, who leads NASA's meteoroid environment office at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center, said during a press conference this week that there is a pretty good chance of seeing something similar in the near future.
By Iain Thomson 6th November 2013 23:03 GMT NASA has revealed new research on the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over Russia in February, and the findings aren't good: not only does it look like the astronomic models about the number of similar-sized things reaching Earth are wrong, but also the damage they can do ...