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The Popigai Crater
The Popigai crater (or astrobleme) in Siberia, Russia is tied with Manicouagan Crater as the seventh largest verified impact crater on Earth. A large bolide impact created the 100 kilometer (62 mi) diameter crater approximately 35 million years ago during the late Eocene epoch. A fascinating side note about this crater: it’s thought to be […]Read more
FAQ on the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact
We have received a tremendous amount of inquires on the Chelyabinsk event last Friday. Board member Clark Chapman and CEO Ed Lu put together this FAQ for our community. As the world had two cosmic events in one day, we’re doing our best to bring you accurate information as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for […]Read more
Meteorite falls in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region; damage and casualties unclear
Associated Press, February 15, 2013 MOSCOW – Russian officials say a meteorite has fallen in the Chelyabinsk region some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow. A spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry, Vadim Kolesnikov, said the Friday morning fall caused a blast that broke windows. There were no immediate confirmed reports of injuries, but […]Read more