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A meteorite contrail is seen from a a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to Chelyabinsk region, Russia. (Photo credit: Nasha Gazeta Newspaper/AP)

2 space rocks hours apart point out the danger

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space rock even bigger than the meteor that exploded like an atom bomb over Russia could drop out of the sky unannounced at any time and wreak havoc on a city. And there isn’t much the world’s scientists and generals can do about it.

02/15/2013

Asteroid 2012 DA14

Asteroid will buzz Earth – unlike meteor

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled toward Earth’s backyard, destined to make the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded in Russia just hours before the asteroid was due to zoom past the planet.

02/15/2013

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