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When Worlds Collide

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A particularly bright fireball was observed earlier today over a wide area in Russia. Of even greater significance was the very strong sonic boom associated with the passage of the meteor through Earth’s atmosphere. News out of Russia is reporting that ‘hundreds’ of casualties resulted from people being hit by falling glass, caused by the   …Continue Reading


Minor Planet 4262 DeVorkin

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On  6 April 2012, the following notice appeared in the Minor Planet Circular, under the category “Names of New Minor Planets”: (4262) DeVorkin = 1989 CO Discovered 1989 Feb. 5 by M. Arai and H. Mori at Yorii. David H. DeVorkin (b. 1944) Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society (1997-1999),   …Continue Reading