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Now that's a close shave: secrets of the Halloween asteroid headed for Earth

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Title
Now that's a close shave: secrets of the Halloween asteroid headed for Earth
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The Conversation, October 2015
Abstract

An asteroid will flash by the Earth on Saturday. What do we know about it? And what would happen if a such an object did hit us?

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 143. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 February 2018.
All research outputs
#65,225
of 9,075,587 outputs
Outputs from The Conversation
#6,331
of 52,987 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,949
of 248,729 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Conversation
#371
of 3,805 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 9,075,587 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 52,987 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 66.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 3,805 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 90% of its contemporaries.