The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3

@article{Jenniskens2009TheIA,
  title={The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3},
  author={Peter Jenniskens and Muawia H. Shaddad and D. Numan and Saadia Elsir and Ayman Kudoda and Michael. E. Zolensky and Lawrence H. Le and G. A. Robinson and Jon M. Friedrich and Douglas Iii Rumble and A. Steele and Steven R. Chesley and Alan Fitzsimmons and Samuel R. Duddy and Henry H. Hsieh and G. Ramsay and Peter Brown and Wayne N. Edwards and Edward Tagliaferri and Mark Boslough and Richard Spalding and Ronald F. Dantowitz and Marek J. Kozubal and Petr Pravec and Jiř{\'i} Borovička and Zdeněk Charv{\'a}t and J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Vaubaillon and Jacob Kuiper and Jim Albers and Janice L. Bishop and Rocco L. Mancinelli and Scott A. Sandford and Stefanie N. Milam and Michel Nuevo and Simon Peter 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… 
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