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Fraser
2009-Oct-05, 10:20 PM
The first asteroid to have been spotted before hitting Earth, 2008 TC3, crashed in northern Sudan one year ago on October 6. Several astronomers have been trying to piece together a profile of this asteroid, pulling together information from from meteorites found at the impact site and the images captured of the object [...]

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publiusr
2009-Oct-12, 11:22 PM
I understand there was some trouble trying to obtain DMSP--that somehow Space Command has just recently become less...open to sharing data since the Tagliaferri days.

Some related links on this subject.
http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-09/rock-hunt
http://www.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2009/asteroid.html