Meteor Explosion over Russia Analytical Essay by Carly Evans

Meteor Explosion over Russia
Examines the implications of the meteor that fell on Russia on February 15, 2013 and the potential impact of foreign objects entering our atmosphere.
# 152497 | 976 words | 6 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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This essay discusses the impact of the recent meteor event in Russia that took place on February 15, 2013. In particular, th epaper looks at the damage of the event itself, but also focuses on the larger issue and future of global protection. In addition, the paper covers the threat of nuclear warheads and the impact meteors can have on their early warning systems.

The Event
The Future of Space Protection
Global Issue
The Local Impact of the Meteor
So how can the earth be future protected?

From the Paper:

"It has been estimated that the damage will cost in excess of $33 million (2013) (6) to rectify which includes thousands of shattered windows, damaged buildings and vehicles.
"It took 20,000 workers to replace all the damaged windows caused by the incident and restore the region to normality.
"Becky Oskin (2013) (7) writing for Live Science argues that the duty is firmly on the Russian nation to make safe their nuclear facility which could cost millions. The issue and obligation should lie directly with the relevant government. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • New York Daily News, Meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains sets off 'meteorite rush' around industrial city of Chelyabinsk,
  • Tariq Malik, 17 February 2013,, Russian Meteor Blast Bigger Than Thought: NASA,
  • Becky Oskin, 18 February 2013, LiveScience, Russian meteor blast 'heard' around the world,
  • Alla Eshchenko and Michael Pearson, 18 February 2013, CNN Online, Russian scientists track down fragments of Urals meteor,
  • Tariq Malik, 17 February 2013,, Russian Meteor Blast Bigger Than Thought: NASA,

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