Thursday, November 07, 2013

Do We Have to Worry About Chelyabinsk Class Impacts?

Check the photo.  It is a photo of a hole punched through the ice of Lake Chebarkul, southwest of Chelyabinsk.  This impact, according to the New York Times,  shattering windows for miles and injuring well over 1,000 people.   

Now experts classified this as a rare event — happening maybe once every 100 to 200 years, on average.  But now  scientists suggest that the Earth could be hit with Chelyabinsk-size  rocks than was previously thought, possibly  occurring  as often as every decade or two. 

Check out the complete New York Times article HERE

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