Archive | February, 2013

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Comet headed for Mars, maybe

By Nancy Atkinson Universe Today There is an outside chance that a newly discovered comet might be on a collision course with Mars. Astronomers are still determining the trajectory of the comet, named C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring), but at the very least, it is going to come fairly close to the Red Planet in October […]

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REAL LIFE METEOR: can’t make this stuff up

Streaking meteor explodes in Russian sky, injuring nearly 1,000 Slideshow: Meteorite showers in Siberia Yekaterina Pustynnikova / Chelyabinsk.ru via AP A huge meteorite flared through the skies over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering a powerful shock wave that injured nearly a thousand people, blew out windows and reportedly caused the roof of a factory […]

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