Feb. 15, 2013
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
MEDIA ADVISORY: M13-033
NASA EXPERTS DISCUSS RUSSIA METEOR IN MEDIA TELECONFERENCE TODAY
WASHINGTON -- NASA experts will hold a teleconference for news media
at 4 p.m. EST today to discuss a meteor that streaked through the
skies over Russia's Urals region this morning.
Scientists have determined the Russia meteor is not related to
asteroid 2012 DA14 that will pass safely pass Earth today at a
distance of more than 17,000 miles. Early assessments of the Russia
meteor indicate it was about one-third the size of 2012 DA14 and
traveling in a different direction.
Panelists for the teleconference are:
-- Bill Cooke, lead for the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA's
Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
-- Paul Chodas, research scientist in the Near Earth Object Program
Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
News media interested in participating should dial 888-843-7186 and
use the passcode METEOR.
The teleconference will be carried live online at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio