Russian Meteor Likely An Apollo Asteroid Chunk posted in Discovery.com
I had posted regarding Close call documented. AP PHOTOS: Meteor explodes over Russia - Nation Wires - Miami Herald.com. Fox News historical reference of 1908 Tunguska event.
The article identifies the meteor by type, labeling it an Apollo asteroid, stating that the group is a well-known near-Earth asteroids that cross the orbit of Earth. Around 5,200 Apollo asteroids are currently known, the largest being 1866 Sisyphus — a 10 kilometer-wide monster that was discovered in 1972.
Large Apollos are identified as being a significant risk to our planet, so the Chelyabinsk meteoroid acted like an Apollo warning shot.