Science
7:30 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

SCIENCE STUDIO: Meteors

Peeksill NY meteorite
Peeksill NY meteorite
Credit University of Western Ontario, Dept Physics & Astronomy
Trail left behind by the Chelyabinsk meteor
Trail left behind by the Chelyabinsk meteor
Credit University of Western Ontario, Dept Physics & Astronomy

 

   Keith talks to Peter Brown, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario.  What's the difference between a meteoroid, a meteor, and a meteorite?  Peter also talks about some of the impact sites he's studied, and tells us about the 2013 Chelyabinsk event, in which a meteor exploded over Russia, and  the resulting shock wave caused windows to blow out in the town of Chelyabinsk.

Aired Dec. 15, 2013.

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