View Full Version : The Asteroid That Fell To Earth: Meteorites from 2008 TC3 Still Giving Up Their Secre

2011-Oct-31, 08:50 PM
It was an unprecedented event: On October 6, 2008, asteroid 2008 TC3 was spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey Telescope in Arizona. Plotting its trajectory, astronomers knew the 80-ton rock was heading for a collision course with Earth. Just 19 hours later, 2008 TC3 streaked over skies of northern Sudan and then exploded about 37 [...]

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