Time For a Talk About Near Earth Objects: 1,200+ Hurt in Russian Meteor Strike [Updates - 2]

by: Chris Blask

Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 09:43:05 AM EST



In the first significant incident of injury and damage involving a major meteor, six cities in the Ural region of Russia were hit this morning by the concussion and fragments from a large strike.

Al Jazeera has this:

This incident will no doubt cause international attention to the issue of Near Earth Objects (NEOs. While there is no more immediate concern than there ever has been in human history, the threat is one which we can not take idly.

David Frum is compiling videos of the event on the Daily Beast.

Chris Blask :: Time For a Talk About Near Earth Objects: 1,200+ Hurt in Russian Meteor Strike [Updates - 2]
The Earth itself was created by a process of accretion with consisted of stony objects in orbit around the sun running into each other. The water in our oceans was delivered by billions of asteroid and comet impacts. 65 million years ago the vast majority of life on earth was obliterated when a large asteroid or comet hit the Yucatan Peninsula, the Chicxulub crater.

In 1908 a meteor detonated over Tunguska, Russia, felling trees over an area of 830 square miles. A similar event over a metropolitan area would have the same effect of a 5-30 megaton nuclear weapon.

Spacegaurd is the name given to the collection of efforts currently underway to address the risk of NEO strikes on the earth. Expect the issue to get much more attention following today's event.

[Update Video]

As of early afternoon US ET estimates of injuries are approaching 1,000. In the added video at the bottom of this page, Neil Degrasse Tyson puts this as a once-per-decade event. As population continues to grow, the odds of similar strikes causing catastrophic effects.

This object has been estimated at 10 tons, and is below the threshold of objects currently being sought and tracked.  2012 DA14, which will pass withing ~17,000 miles over Sumatra at 2:24pmET today, is by comparison ~200,000 tons. Objects the size of 2012 DA14 pass by Earth every 40 years and impact every 1,200 on average.

[Update 2]

A longish comment below as an update here, with video of DA14 flying by later in the day following the Russian blast.

Some history of strikes, first:

Which are the only ones that count, since we are the ones who define what "damage" means.

The Dinosaur Killer didn't cause damage in any arbitrary sense. From the perspective of all modern life it was no more damaging than tilling a field for planting. Just part of the natural cycle of wiping out almost all life and allowing new life to refill the gaps.

And it was only the most recent to have that sort of impact.

Sudbury, Ontario got it's future mining laid down 1.8B years ago when it was hammered with a rock a little smaller than Manhattan, which the early photosynthetic life at the time probably didn't take kindly to.

The Permian epoch is believed to have been ended 540M years ago by a strike which killed 90% of all life. Other mass extinctions in between could have been impact related.

Smaller scale impacts have been jostling things up all along. North America was blasted 50,000 years ago in the making of "Meteor Crater" which is just off Interstate 40 in Arizona.

Right about the time that bone-diggers like fogiv suggest that my earliest American ancestors were settling in after that long trek from Asia and creating the flourishing Clovis cultures the Great Lakes region took one in the schnoz, causing no end of grief worldwide and the possible end to all that.

Perhaps 5,000 years ago a rock landed in the Indian Ocean and threw up a super-tsunami.


But we do get to define "damage" and we can prevent it. The UN Action Team-14 meeting coincided with both the Russian event as well as the DA14 flyby, and they are taking note:

"This event in Russia and the pass of the larger asteroid 2012 DA14 are good reminders that many thousands of objects like it pass near Earth daily," said Ray Williamson, a senior advisor to the Secure World Foundation and a participant in the Vienna gathering.  

Secure World Foundation is a private operating foundation dedicated to the secure and sustainable use of space for the benefit of Earth and all its peoples.

Video of DA14 flying past:

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So that was a stone trip wasn't it? (2.00 / 22)

Last night during my normal sky staring expedition the sky was full of those objects i see.

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I honor the place in you which is
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Perhaps the most by literal definition, ever. (2.00 / 13)
"This place really rocks"?

OK, god please don't strike me down for that...

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I've seen a report from the lunatic fringe says another hit cuba (2.00 / 12)
http://www.today.it/mondo/cuba...

Google Translated

Explosion in the sky in Cuba: a new meteorite falls to Earth?
„Not only Russia : in Cuba eyewitnesses living in a localitaà in the central region of the island have reported seeing an object that fell from the sky and exploded causing a roar that shook the houses in the place.
was revealed by the Cuban television, that in these hours is spreading the testimonies of citizens."



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My hunch is now a rash of sightings will occur (2.00 / 12)
It is really going to stink being an evening shift 911 operator for the next few weeks.

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This supposed to be the Cuban incident (2.00 / 4)


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Meteor Seen From the Bay Area Last Night (2.00 / 6)

eheh heh heh heh!  Cool

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Fireballs seen over Miami 2/17 night (2.00 / 2)
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201...

Authorities received numerous reports of "fireballs" zooming through the sky over Miami on Sunday night, and at least one of them was caught on tape by an amateur videographer.

The source of the lights: officials say they were likely meteors, albeit smaller than the major meteor event filmed over Russia on Friday that left hundreds injured from shattered glass resulting from a shockwave in the atmosphere.

The video of a meteor over Miami was shot by Amanda Mayer, according to NBC Miami. She was filming a flicking light near her apartment when a fireball suddenly streaked across the sky.



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I honor the place in you which is
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and I am in that place in me,
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I imagine this is more news worthy after the Russian event (2.00 / 2)
at least I hope it isn't a Sign... ;~)

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heh the sign I'm more tripped out about (2.00 / 2)
Is all the dolphins that were seen hauling ass north from San Diego a couple days ago. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...

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I honor the place in you which is
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when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
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SLATFATF (0.00 / 0)
:~)

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Preliminary Orbit of Chelyabinsk Meteor (0.00 / 0)


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I honor the place in you which is
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when you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
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Unreal (2.00 / 20)
*Pope resigns
*Vatican hit by lightning that night
*Meteors start raining down from the heavens destroying cities.

Good thing I am not a superstitious one. (knock on wood, rubs rabbit foot)


Don't forget the other asteroid's fly by later today! (2.00 / 16)


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Loving this reaction from religious right (2.00 / 15)

Meanwhile a great Wired piece on how you can do little to stop these

http://www.wired.com/dangerroo...

Still, it's vanishingly unlikely that air defense systems would be able to even make the shot. The Chelyabinsk meteor was travelling at something like 32,000 miles per hour. (A 747′s typical cruising speed? 567 miles per hour.) By the time you notice it, it's too late to stop it.

Not that you would notice it. Meteors like the one in Chelyabinsk are going to pass through the detection systems that humans have. Telescopes pointed to space are only going to be able to see a ginormous asteroid. Missile warning and air-defense radars run via software that ignores things that aren't planes and missiles. And the eyes of U.S. military satellites are pointed the wrong way - down toward Earth. The Defense Support Program satellite constellation, for instance, is looking for launches of things like intercontinental ballistic missiles that threaten America, using infrared. But the asteroid is cold until it enters the atmosphere.

And in this case, the asteroid was relatively small, maybe eight to ten tons. The asteroid tracking networks - run by NASA, the European Space Agency and bands of amateurs - are looking for massive space rocks, some the size of moons, and calculating their potential intersection with Earth. That process can provide early warning - years and decades out. Something small enough to slip into the atmosphere like this one is unlikely to be detected. And there's not a weapon forged by man that could do something about it anyway, sort of calling Bruce Willis.



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The answer is to move the fence back. (2.00 / 12)
This is a multi-century effort, but I have no doubt that our descendants will eventually map and manage every object of destructive size.

Put that in a time vault and open it in 2500. ;~)

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Jesus! eom (2.00 / 20)
However stupid this statement may make me seem, I gotta say this offends my belief about "the way things oughtta be." Prayers for all those injured/traumatized.

I think you are on to something there bubbanomics (2.00 / 18)
This is obviously a test of our new meteor dronez program.

We are such badasses.


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Wow. I have a science background (geology, actually) (2.00 / 18)
and I understand the processes. But something like this elicits the same feelings I had while watching my first total eclipse - it evokes a primeval reaction. As if we are really not that far from the cave... And we aren't.


That's a keeper (2.00 / 16)
As if we are really not that far from the cave... And we aren't.


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i have been reading a lot about space (2.00 / 12)
with my daughter and watching videos and just daydreaming a bit about it.  it is amazing how much is out there and then how much space is between everything.  the scope of it just blows my mind.  she is five and is obsessed with saturn. i am 38 and obsessed with it all.

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Right on, Lorinda Pike - I'm a geologist also... (2.00 / 8)
Strangely, I have never shared the facscination with outer space that seems to have inspired my dad and both my [sequential] husbands (Mr. Carolina has degrees in Physics and Engineering). I love Earth, and would only go into space to catch a better view, one I can enjoy in my comfy fireside recliner courtesy of modern technology.

Then again, stuff from "out there" has undoubtedly had an effect on Earth and various lumbering critters that populate my diaries. Most of my experience of geology is with the slow, inexorable "chronic" effects of erosion, deposition, fossilization, mineralization, biodegradation, and other phenomena, not the "acute" impacts of meteorites, earthquakes, volcanoes or other hazards. It takes all of these phenomena to get to where we are today.

What's cool is that everything is in a state of flux. It's just that we only notice the "acute" stuff that makes for more exciting TV. Few people send Tweets that more soil was carried down towards the Mississippi delta ;-)

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why don't we know (2.00 / 3)
in advance? or is it something that scientists know, but not the general public?

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There's noting secret, all the info is online. (2.00 / 3)
The Russian meteor was smaller than we are tracking to date. At 33,000 mph there is no time to do anything when an object is first seen in the atmosphere.

We will have to keep tracking down more and smaller rocks. Mitigation methods are all within technical capability.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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thank you, Chris (2.00 / 3)
this is still amazing to me, and your diary is very informative and just fascinating.  it makes perfect sense, that there's no time to do anything.  

the mitigation methods would be interesting to learn more about.  (so much of this is seriously over my head, no pun intended ;)  

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Blowing them up is a bad idea, (2.00 / 3)
hollywood notwithstanding. Now you just have lots of them to worry about.

Managing their orbits is the trick. Very small changes over enough time are all that is necessary. Imagine knocking a golf ball into a hole from an inch away versus a mile away - a tiny change from far away makes a huge difference by the time it gets there.

So the only questions are finding them and nudging them.

- Lasers or mirrors can vaporize bits of their surfaces to nudge them in other directions.

- bumping them with an object works, too. Depending on size and distance to impact, firing a solid object at one will work.

- mounting ion motors works. Ion motors provide low thrust for long periods of time, we can land a motor on some and manage their orbits permanently.

- gravity tugs are interesting. Rather than landing a motor, park one near a rock and slowly inch it in the direction you want.

It's all good, we're crafty little monkeys... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Totally awesome!!!!! Well, except for those that got hurt (2.00 / 16)
from all the flying glass.  A much, much smaller one hit not too far from here a year or so ago.  It was picked up by lots of 'surveillance' cameras in the area - mainly north east Iowa and south west Wisconsin.

Getting the sound of the sonic boom was awesome as well!!  This will be studied for years and years, especially with all the cell phone videos of it.

This meteorite is not supposed to be related to the buzz an asteroid is going to do sometime today.  It won't be visible to people in the US, but somewhere in China though.  Dad checked to see if he needed to get his telescope out to check it out.

So, the Russian meteorite is just another clue by four that we need to have more surveillance of the skies for other near earth objects.  The damage done by this one was nothing by comparison to the 1908 Siberian one and would be nothing compared to what the asteroid that's about to buzz us could have done.  In a way, I hope one of the satellites in orbit gets nailed today by the fly by - talk about an interesting conversation with the insurance company.  It's going to take a whole lot more to get people willing to pay up for it.


Duck (2.00 / 12)
We may have to teach the planet to duck which is the name of this picture. ;-P

Duck photo Duck_zpsaff8d8aa.jpg

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Interestingly, but managing these little rocks we will in the end save the earth. (2.00 / 11)
We only have about 800 million more years of comfortable habitability left before the sun's cycle moves the Goldilocks Zone out further than where we are. Fortunately, someone has already done the math and with a fairly small rock on a managed orbit we can slowly nudge the Earth out to a higher orbit, thus increasing our comfort zone by a few billion years.

Just have to keep one of the self-same rocks (or our own failings) from ending the party even earlier.  

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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What surprised me (2.00 / 14)
in most of the videos of this I have seen is that  the drivers didn't slow down, didn't stop in fact seemed fairly unphased by the whole thing. Both my wife said we would have pulled over to the side of the rode and been yelling holy crap did you see that!!!

I suppose living in Russia means nothing surprises you any more :)

" In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. "


Yeah, that struck me as well. (2.00 / 13)
I would definitely have stopped to have a better look (at the very least).

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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"If Godspod has meant me to live, he wouldn't have put this bottle of vodka in the front seat." (2.00 / 12)
:~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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meh (2.00 / 12)
100 bucks sez that thing bounced right off Putin's bare chest.

I ain't worried.  Any word from Palin?  I assume she saw this from her house?

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


I heard, (2.00 / 11)
that Vlad and Sarah were gazing longingly at each other from their respective porches and the meteorite(s) feel between the, spontaneously vaporizing under the intense heat of passion.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Brain bleach please!!! (2.00 / 7)


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HA! (2.00 / 8)


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Putin is on it! (1.88 / 8)
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God, I so don't need to see him shirtless... (2.00 / 7)
That's best saved for the young.

And having lived on the Gulf Coast I don't even want to think about middle aged German men and thongs, ever again.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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I really don't think the young (2.00 / 7)
need to see it either. To them, he is OLD. That would render him downright disgusting. Or whatever the kids call it these days? Gross?

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I didn't enunciate that well. (2.00 / 4)
Some talk radio fashion thing once, a few years ago, a woman called to ask if nylons were necessary.

"How old are you," to lady-host asked.

"37".

"Yes."

more to it than that, words to the effect of "when we were both 22 we had those legs, but those days are gone".

Shirtless on a beach? Sure, fine for any age (but I like a sun shirt <- paleface burn). But a middle age guy in pants and no shirt is just wrong.


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the young? ya think? (2.00 / 6)
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oh, wait.  i see what you mean.  ;)

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That was amazing (2.00 / 9)
Back in the 90s, I was sitting on a canal bank fishing for catfish. It was around midnight when a meteor flew over and lit up the sky. The sonic boom wasn't as loud though. It was still amazing.

My big experience with sonic booms came back around '73 or '74. I was sitting outside my class waiting for it to open. The wall behind my bench was all glass. About that time, some military pilots decided to buzz town and break the sound barrier. Their alt. was only about 500 ft (or less). There were 4 deafening booms. I dove forward away from the wall as it was suddenly raining glass. School was cancelled and I found out that almost all the plate glass windows downtown were gone. The pilots caught hell and the Navy footed a hefty bill to replace a boatload of broken glass.  




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That's quite an experience. (2.00 / 9)
When I was 16 I lied about my age so I could work at a summer camp in Ontario, and the last half of the summer worked maintenance. Every night at 11:30 my pal and I would run the two boats down to the marina and pick up staffers coming back from a day off.

One night we were cruising down the lake side-by-side and off to our right a huge green fireball burned through the sky for a solid few seconds. With the motors going there was nothing to hear if in fact it was close enough, but it was the biggest thing I've ever seen in the sky.

The area up there was/is incredibly unpopulated, and folks at the marina were in the shadow of a hill and didn't see it.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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It was interesting, that's for sure (2.00 / 8)
I was born mostly deaf and wasn't able to hear well until I was 7 yrs. old. The first thing I remember hearing were Jake brakes on a tractor-trailer rig. I almost peed myself. As a result, I don't like loud noises, with the exception of thunder. I love lightning storms.

Anyhow, this baby came through the bay area last year.
http://earthsky.org/space/many...
Being indoors, I didn't see it. I heard it though. It wasn't just one loud boom. It was several and I can't describe it well except to say that it reminded me of skipping stones. BOOM boom boom...softer. I heard 4 distinct booms. Tito, my nervous wreck kitty went and hid in the cupboard for a while. I didn't freak out as it was nowhere near as loud as the sonic booms I heard in the 70s. ugh!




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We moved in July so I just missed that. (2.00 / 9)
Course, living in Scotts Valley it might not have been visible with all the tall trees in the way.

This is interesting on that webpage, though:

We're lucky to make it around the sun every year, by the looks of it... :~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Wow, how awful (2.00 / 2)
I guess that's why they only do that over the open ocean now and why the Concorde didn't do the NY to LA route . :)

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I read something somewhere about research into managing the sonic boom (2.00 / 2)
We may see future vehicles that don't just ram their way through the air but manage the flow.

The reason this meteor was so destructive was that it created a 300-mile-long sonic boom in a few seconds. Something else to think about with similar Tunguska-size rocks, a trail of shockwave damage and then a multi-megaton airburst.

While I am pretty sure we will get control of the majority of risk of flying gravel before we have to deal with (or not be around to deal with) the aftermath, it is an interesting lesson in the reality of nature. Yes, we need to do everything in our power to manage our biosphere and learn how to keep it the way we and our fellow creatures like, but the natural cycle includes more destruction than we could ever manage.

The common belief that we will go the way of the Dodo - because a) every other creature has or b) We're Not Worthy - is bumpkis.

- a: every other creature existed completely at the whim of the environment. ("look, a rock. can I eat it? hmmmm, no."). When change came there was absolutely no understanding of cause nor ability to do anything about it.

- b: that's just programming talking. "Original Sin" and all the other self-inflected flagellation may satisfy our desire to remain Humble Before God and Nature, but it doesn't make it true.

Within the negative lessons we have learned in recent generations are the proof of our ability to break every mold ever cast. Yes, we can change the environment. We have done so (for better and worse) already, and on a global scale. That same ability can be used - and in many ways is already being used - to control our environment so we don't have to "follow the path God/Nature intended".

If we don't kill ourselves (and I find it highly unlikely we will) and we don't get wiped out soon by a large asteroid or the Yellowstone Caldera (both of which are statistically unlikely and in most scenarios serious setbacks rather than extinctions) we show every sign of being here forever.

Long enough to worry about moving the planet in a few hundred million years as the sun expands.

Long enough to not just manage the orbits of asteroids, but clean them out of the solar system (they're handy for building stuff, anyway).

I expect there are those among us who will live to see the time when we have begun to manage the global climate. Not just "stop making it worse", but to actually break the cycles of heating and cooling, drying out the Sahara every 20K years - all of it.

Nature doesn't care whether there will be pandas and people in a million years, and left to its own devices will ensure there are not. We care, though, and have the power to keep the planet the way we (and pandas) want it to be.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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In the first significant incident of injury and damage involving a major meteor (2.00 / 3)
Not counting that one that hit near the Yucatan 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs.... according to those godless so-called scientists.

Hey Rash! (2.00 / 3)
Scientists, who needs 'em!

I'm sure bowing to the volcano god will suffice.

;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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"in human terms" of course. (2.00 / 2)
Which are the only ones that count, since we are the ones who define what "damage" means.

The Dinosaur Killer didn't cause damage in any arbitrary sense. From the perspective of all modern life it was no more damaging than tilling a field for planting. Just part of the natural cycle of wiping out almost all life and allowing new life to refill the gaps.

And it was only the most recent to have that sort of impact.

Sudbury, Ontario got it's future mining laid down 1.8B years ago when it was hammered with a rock a little smaller than Manhattan, which the early photosynthetic life at the time probably didn't take kindly to.

The Permian epoch is believed to have been ended 540M years ago by a strike which killed 90% of all life. Other mass extinctions in between could have been impact related.

Smaller scale impacts have been jostling things up all along. North America was blasted 50,000 years ago in the making of "Meteor Crater" which is just off Interstate 40 in Arizona.

Right about the time that bone-diggers like fogiv suggest that my earliest American ancestors were settling in after that long trek from Asia and creating the flourishing Clovis cultures the Great Lakes region took one in the schnoz, causing no end of grief worldwide and the possible end to all that.

Perhaps 5,000 years ago a rock landed in the Indian Ocean and threw up a super-tsunami.

But we do get to define "damage" and we can prevent it. The UN Action Team-14 meeting coincided with both the Russian event as well as the DA14 flyby, and they are taking note:

"This event in Russia and the pass of the larger asteroid 2012 DA14 are good reminders that many thousands of objects like it pass near Earth daily," said Ray Williamson, a senior advisor to the Secure World Foundation and a participant in the Vienna gathering.  

Secure World Foundation is a private operating foundation dedicated to the secure and sustainable use of space for the benefit of Earth and all its peoples.



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