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Reconstructing the Chelyabinsk meteor’s path, with Google Earth, YouTube and high-school math

Posted on February 17th, 2013 at 21:28 by John Sinteur in category: awesome -- Write a comment


Like many others, I was absolutely astounded by the meteor strike over Chelyabinsk when I woke on Friday morning. One silver lining to our self-surveilling society is that an event of this magnitude is certain to get caught on the myriad of always-on dash- and webcams. I for one could not get enough of the videos.

Might it be possible to use this viral footage with Google Earth to have an initial go at mapping the meteorite’s trajectory?

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