25 February 2013, 17:45

Russia proposes anti-asteroid plan following Chelyabinsk meteor incident

Russia proposes anti-asteroid plan following Chelyabinsk meteor incident

Russia has proposed a collective defense plan to protect our planet from asteroids following the Chelyabinsk meteor incident.

The idea was voiced by the Secretary of the Federal Security Service Nikolay Patrushev at a session in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg.

The Chelyabinsk meteor wasn’t detected by any telescope, which creates a potential threat of larger bodies going unnoticed, the official said.

The February 15 fall left over 1,500 people hurt and some 7,000 buildings damaged.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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