Meteor radar? Solar wind could help predict impacts

December 22, 2014 12:16 PM

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Meteor radar? Solar wind could help predict impacts

SAN FRANCISCO Space rocks barreling toward Earth could potentially be discovered by detecting changes in streams of plasma and particles known as solar wind, new research suggests.

The findings could help identify smaller near-Earth objects like the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia in 2013 before they blast through Earth's atmosphere, study co-author Hanying Wei, a researcher in earth, planetary and space sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCL...

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