“Vandals of the Void: Damaging Meteors from Chelyabinsk to Chicago” with William S. Higgins
Two years ago, a window-shattering shock wave injured 1400 Russians, and startled the world, as a small asteroid hit Chelyabinsk. Violent meteors are rare, but they can be devastating—and meteors have assaulted Chicagoland at least twice. Join William S. Higgins for a look at the science behind the Chelyabinsk blast. And hear the story of Chicago’s local impacts: one smaller than Chelyabinsk, one MUCH bigger.
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