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To Understand A Russian Fireball, Physicists Turn To YouTube

NPR | Nov. 7, 2013 10:26 a.m.

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Adam Cole

The meteorite that burned up over Russia at the beginning of this year produced the largest explosion in more the a century. With the help of cell phone videos and dashboard cameras, scientists were able to pinpoint the trajectory of the meteorite, and even trace it back to a specific asteroid.

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