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March 19th: Airburst Events Explained


Podcaster: Dr. David Kring and Nancy Atkinson

Title: Airburst Events Explained

Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute

Links: NLSI

Music:  “Amelia” by Ben Bedford from his “Land of the Shadows” CD. http://benbedford.com/

Description: An asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere early Friday, February 15, 2013 over Chelyabinsk, Russia. It exploded and broke apart about 20 km above Earth’s surface, producing an energy shockwave that caused damage to the city below.  Dr.  David Kring from NLSI and the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration joins Nancy Atkinson to explain what happens during an airburst event like this one.

Bios: NLSI brings together leading lunar scientists from around the world to further NASA lunar science and exploration.

Dr. David Kring leads the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, which is part of the NASA Lunar Science Institute.He specializes in impact cratering processes produced when asteroids and comets collide with planetary surfaces.

For more information about Dr. Kring and a list of his past publications, please see http://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/kring/

Nancy Atkinson is a science journalist and is the Senior Editor for Universe Today.

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