21:43 GMT 04.02.2016
NASA Unsure How Close Enormous Asteroid Will Come to Earth Next Month
A sizable asteroid is set to rocket past Earth next month, and scientists, while confident it will not strike our planet, are nonetheless unsure how close it will actually come.
13:46 GMT 01.07.2015
Scientists in Russia Create 3D Model of 2013 Chelyabinsk Meteor
Researchers presented their findings regarding the Chelyabinsk meteor, as well as new findings on a lesser-known meteor which struck Russia in 2014.
20:40 GMT 16.04.2015
After 2012 Close Call, Giant Asteroid on Collision Course With Earth Once Again
Astronomers at the University of Texas fear an asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty, that in 2012 came dangerously close to colliding with Earth, is once again on a path to crash into our planet - and what’s worse, scientists have no idea where it might fall.
14:05 GMT 18.01.2015
Video: Unknown Flying Object Explodes Over City in Russian Far East
A fireball disintegrates into a number of pieces with a dazzling flash. The glaring white tail remains for two hours and is captured on film by a number of residents.
17:44 GMT 27.02.2014
Russian Museum Insists It’s Properly Storing Meteorite
A museum in Chelyabinsk, in Russia’s Ural Mountains, dismissed claims Thursday that the largest fragment of a meteorite that exploded above the city in February last year was not being stored properly.
09:58 GMT 25.02.2014
Scientist Says Russian Meteorite Being Stored Incorrectly
The largest surviving fragment of a meteor that entered Earth’s atmosphere in a fiery blaze over Russia last year will quickly deteriorate unless it is properly preserved, a scientist warned Tuesday.
07:40 GMT 20.10.2013
Fighting Asteroids a New Task for Russia’s Space Industry
Russia’s space agency has a new mission on its plate: fighting asteroids, the organization’s head said Sunday.
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18:12 GMT 16.10.2013
Russian Team Recovers Huge Meteorite Chunk From Urals Lake
A rock thought to be the biggest fragment so far of a meteorite that exploded over Russia’s Urals region in February was lifted from the bottom of a lake Wednesday in a massive recovery effort broadcast live by Russian TV.
16:46 GMT 07.10.2013
Russia-Led Security Bloc Holds Joint Military Drills
Members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russia-led military alliance of former Soviet states, started joint peacekeeping drills on Monday in Russia’s Urals region, the Central Military District said.
19:31 GMT 04.10.2013
Russian Meteorite as Old as Solar System – Scientist
The meteorite that exploded above a Russian city in February was about 4.56 billion years old – as old as the Solar System itself, a Russian scientist said Friday.
14:50 GMT 01.10.2013
More Possible Meteorite Fragments Recovered From Urals Lake
Two more rocks believed to be fragments of a meteorite that exploded above a Russian city in February have been lifted from the bottom of a Ural Mountain lake, local authorities said Tuesday.
10:46 GMT 29.09.2013
Biggest Chunk of Chelyabinsk Meteorite Goes on Sale
The biggest commercially available piece of the celestial body that blew up over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in mid-February went on sale this week for a modest but firm price of 2.1 million rubles ($65,000).
16:45 GMT 26.09.2013
Probable Fragments of Chelyabinsk Meteorite Lifted From Lake
Divers have lifted from a Ural Mountain lake five rocks thought to be fragments of the meteorite that exploded in February near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, a local environment ministry said Thursday.
14:36 GMT 20.09.2013
Russian Cult Leader Investigated Following Flogging Claims
A middle-aged woman in Russia’s Ural Mountain city of Chelyabinsk is under investigation for leading a religious cult in which followers were encouraged to whip themselves to treat health ailments, local authorities said Friday.
09:42 GMT 17.09.2013
Russian Law Enforcers Lock Woman in Apartment
Prosecutors in Russia’s Urals region on Tuesday called for enforcement officers to be punished after they sealed an apartment with a woman inside.
13:20 GMT 03.09.2013
Newly Discovered Asteroid Flies By Earth
An asteroid about seven meters (23 feet) in diameter whizzed by Earth on Tuesday, only a day after it was discovered, a US-based astronomy group said.
11:50 GMT 01.09.2013
Vladivostok Fireball Was Rocket, Not Meteor – Scientist
A fireball that lit up the sky over Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East, on Sunday, was actually created by a Russian rocket stage, not a meteor event, a scientist said.
17:48 GMT 21.08.2013
Largest Piece So Far of Chelyabinsk Meteorite Found – Scientists
Russian scientists have confirmed the authenticity of a 3.4-kilogram (7.5-pound) fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite – the largest piece found so far from the meteorite that hit the Urals region in February.
13:37 GMT 16.08.2013
Chelyabinsk Meteorite Plume Lingered for Months – NASA
The plume from a meteorite that exploded over Russia in February lingered in the atmosphere for months, US space agency NASA reported in a new study, producing a phenomenon with overtones of climate-changing natural disasters or a “nuclear winter.”
19:59 GMT 05.08.2013
Russian Meteor ‘Groupies’ May Still Threaten Earth – Study
The giant meteor that exploded over Russia in February, damaging buildings and injuring more than 1,000 people, may belong to a “gang” of space rocks hurtling towards the planet Earth, the international science journal Nature reported this month.