Scientists have released microscopic images of fragments of the meteorite that hit central Russia in February. A team from the Ural Federal University was able to analyse some of the dozens of samples as soon as they were found. But the technique they used allowed them to assess the rock's chemical make-up at the microscopic level even as they snapped pictures of the fragments. This will provide extra information on the space rock's formation and journey.
A building-sized asteroid came scarily close to Earth and we didn't see it coming
Scientists have now announced that the the trajectory of the meteorite that struck Russia earlier today (2013-02-15) was “significantly different” than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, which is due to sweep past Earth at 19:25 UTC on February 15, 2013.