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FEB 16, 2013 - The Guardian

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Meteorite 'could have devastated northern UK'

Slight difference in time at which meteorite entered atmosphere could have resulted in widespread damage, say astronomersThe meteorite that caused devastation in the Urals on Friday could have struck Britain if it had entered the atmosphere at only a slightly different time of day, astronomers revealed yesterday.The region around Chelyabinsk hit by the meteorite impact is 55 degrees north, the same latitude as northern England. Had the meteorite's timing been only few hours different, it could have caused widespread damage in the British Isles, astronomers at the University of Hawaii said ... Read More

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