With an Asteroid

An Olympic swimming pool sized asteroid that hit Russia, injuring nearly a thousand, is as scary as it can get.

By Ar Modak, By Email

Published: Sun 17 Feb 2013, 8:23 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:47 AM

Asteroid 2Ol2 raced past the earth at a phenomenal distance of 27,5OO kilometres, a scientific marvel, yet devastatingly lethal, sparking a discussion on asteroid deflection.

Amazingly, Russian scientists didn’t see the meteor coming toward the Ural mountains, leaving scores of meteorologists baffled as to the normally accurate forecasting of such phenomena — with the last such occurrence, also in Russia, having taken place over a hundred years ago, flattening vast forest land.

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