Another Chelyabinsk-like meteor strike 7-times as likely as thought, NASA

Meteorite Space Chelyabinsk Week

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 ( via ).

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