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Early Warnings for Meteors

Australian astronomer and popular scientist Fred Watson explains the significance behind Russia’s rare meteor strike and the Earth’s close encounter with an asteroid happening so close together. He says the incidents highlight the need for early warning systems so such celestial bodies can be detected and, if possible, deflected before they strike the Earth. H/T WorldNewsAustralia

Interesting enough, some of the best images of Asteroid 2012 DA14 came from Australia’s Gingin Observatory. Here’s a NASA video from the observatory showing the asteroid darting past the Earth.
 

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