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February 18, 2013 | 10:38 am

Streaking Light Over Bay Area Friday Night; Video

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Barely a few hours after we put up this speculative post “What if a Meteorite Hit San Francisco?,” which we posted on the heels of the Siberian meteorite plus the near-miss asteroid DA14, came reports of a meteor — or something — streaking across the San Francisco Bay Area sky. Reports of the sighting Friday […]

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Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth — Not So For Meteor

February 15, 2013 | 11:58 am

Asteroid Buzzes, Misses Earth — Not So For Meteor

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth’s backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia’s Ural Mountains just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet. Scientists the world over, […]

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