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Yes. Some articles: one, two, three, four. In essence, chemical cloud seeding uses something like salt or silver iodide as a nucleus. Water vapor collects around such particles, eventually growing to become a water droplet that falls as rain. These methods are proven to work (see the 2008 Beijing Olympics and royal weddings as two examples), however their ...


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Notably, the body that created the fireball was initially only ~4 meters in diameter with a mass of 200,000 kg prior to atmospheric entry, traveling around 16 km/s (Brown et al. 2000). This is substantially smaller than the object that caused the airburst over Chelyabinsk (see Popova et al. 2015), which I'll discuss later. This mass was reduced prior to the ...


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