NASA experts Discuss Russia Meteor today at 4 p.m. EST

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.

meteor-crash-in-russiaScientists 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

For detailed information concerning the Earth flyby of 2012 DA14,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/asteroidflyby.html

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