The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3

@article{Jenniskens2009TheIA,
  title={The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3},
  author={P. Jenniskens and M. Shaddad and D. Numan and S. Elsir and A. M. Kudoda and M. Zolensky and L. Le and G. A. Robinson and J. Friedrich and D. Rumble and A. Steele and S. Chesley and A. Fitzsimmons and S. Duddy and H. Hsieh and G. Ramsay and P. Brown and W. Edwards and E. Tagliaferri and M. Boslough and R. Spalding and R. Dantowitz and M. Kozubal and P. Pravec and J. Borovi{\vc}ka and Z. Charv{\'a}t and J. Vaubaillon and J. Kuiper and J. Albers and J. Bishop and R. Mancinelli and S. Sandford and S. Milam and M. Nuevo and S. Worden},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={458},
  pages={485-488}
}
In the absence of a firm link between individual meteorites and their asteroidal parent bodies, asteroids are typically characterized only by their light reflection properties, and grouped accordingly into classes. On 6 October 2008, a small asteroid was discovered with a flat reflectance spectrum in the 554–995 nm wavelength range, and designated 2008 TC3 (refs 4–6). It subsequently hit the Earth. Because it exploded at 37 km altitude, no macroscopic fragments were expected to survive. Here we… Expand
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