Friday, February 15, 2013

Russian Meteor Strike

I do not usually post other news on here, but this is an exception. At 9:23 am this morning, local time, a large meteor fell to earth near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.  It damaged building and set off car alarms.  Some spectacular footage of this event can be found here:

Several explosions can be heard in some videos, especially in the last one, indicating the impact of multiple fragments.

There are many other videos on the web now; some show internal security cameras in offices as doors and windows are blown inwards.  The object was relatively smell, probably around 10 tons, but this event shows how devastating an impact by a large body could be.