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The Science of Small Solar System Bodies

  • Jeremy Wood
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Abstract

On February 15, 2013, the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia was struck by a small rocky body about 20 m in diameter. The body exploded at a height of about 30 km above the ground. The resulting shockwave broke windows in over 7000 buildings and injured more than 1500 people. Some of the body survived the trip through Earth’s atmosphere and made it to the surface.

Keywords

Accretion Astrometry Clones Dynamics Euler’s method Integration Light pollution Meridian MOID Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) Near Earth Objects (NEOs) Numerical integrator Photometry Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) Potentially Hazardous Objects (PHOs) Seeing Simulation Solar nebula System Test particle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Wood
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  1. 1.Hazard Community and Technical CollegeHazardUSA

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