PBS NewsHour

Asteroid Careens by as Meteor Delivers 'Buzz Cut' to Earth

Clip: 02/15/2013 | 8m 34s

On the same day as a meteor hit Russia, an asteroid careened towards Earth. Jeffrey Brown talks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about this cosmic coincidence, how the meteor and asteroid came so close to Earth, what risks it poses and why this is a 'wake-up call.'

Aired: 02/15/13

Rating: NR

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