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Worlds in Collision: The Chelyabinsk Meteor

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Full Title: Worlds in Collision: The Chelyabinsk Meteor
Date & Time: 26 Feb 2013 at 14:00
Event Location: One West
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Event Info: Speaker: Stephen Kent, SCD/Scientific Programs/Experimental Astrophysics

Abstract: The Chelyabinsk meteor impacted Russia on Feb 15, releasing 500 Kilotons TNT-equivalent of energy. On the same day, the much larger asteroid 2012 DA14 passed perilously close, missing us by only 4.4 Earth radii. I will present details of each event and discuss the origin and population of Near-Earth objects, including our ability to detect them in large sky surveys.

Bio: Stephen has worked on Sloan Digital Sky Survey and is currently working on Dark Energy Survey. He is also a member of LSST.

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5030-v1 Worlds in Collision Stephen Kent Astrophysics
27 Feb 2013

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