TITLE

Danger From the Sky

AUTHOR(S)
Saffer, Barbara
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
Cricket;Oct98, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes a disaster that occurred million years ago when a huge meteorite struck the Earth. Impact of the meteorite; Discussion on the occurrence of meteors; Estimated number of extraterrestrial objects that have near-Earth orbits; Strategies that might help protect Earth from a meteorite collision. INSET: Meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites.
ACCESSION #
1148876

 

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