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Message 1341016 - Posted: 26 Feb 2013, 12:50:53 UTC

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Message 1341162 - Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 5:21:54 UTC - in response to Message 1341016.

Apollo asteroids are currently known, the largest being 1866 Sisyphus — a 10 kilometer-wide monster that was discovered in 1972.

Large Apollos are identified as being a significant risk to our planet, so the Chelyabinsk meteoroid acted like an Apollo warning shot. One of a number of asteroids whose orbits cross that of the earth. Nice to know!

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