Articles tagged "asteroid 2018 la"

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2018 Botswana Fireball (asteroid 2018 LA) likely a fragment of asteroid Vesta

A large fireball that exploded over Botswana in 2018 (asteroid 2018 LA) likely originated from Vesta, the second-largest object in the asteroid belt, according to an international team of scientists who analyzed fragments recovered after the impact. Vesta is the...

April 24, 2021

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Fragment of asteroid 2018 LA which collided with Earth on June 3 found in Botswana

A fragment of asteroid 2018 LA which collided with Earth on June 3, 2018, was recently recovered in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. The asteroid was detected some 7 hours before it exploded over South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on...

July 06, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived the entry...

June 03, 2018