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Don’t believe everything you hear

Although media around the world got plenty right in their descriptions of the Russian meteor, they also made plenty of mistakes.
RELATED TOPICS: SOLAR SYSTEM | METEORS
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Just because astronomers and other scientists now have a good idea of the Chelyabinsk meteor’s origin, it’s clear that the world news media — not to mention the general public — still don’t understand the basic dynamics or probabilities of space collisions.

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