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More Potential Hazardous Asteroids than what we thought – the Chelyabinsk event

Zuluaga J.I., Ferrína, I, and Geens, S., 2013, arXiv:1303.1796 The orbit of the Chelyabinsk event impactor as reconstructed from amateur and public footage The Chelyabinsk meteor is the most important impact event after the Tunguska event, almost 100 years before. The object that entered Earth on February 15, 2013, was a small-sized Apollo asteroid (with […]

Geminids and their mysterious parent body 3200 Phaethon

The Geminids are one of the best meteor showers of the year with numerous (ZHR~120) and bright (r~2) meteors! The parent body is an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon, which is believed to be a candidate for an extinct cometary nucleus, a mystery by itself. Moreover, during the last perihelion passage of the asteroid its magnitude increased […]