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Meteor explodes over Russia


Posted on Friday, 15 February, 2013 | Comment icon 290 comments | News tip by: Professor T


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More than 500 people have been injured after a meteor blasted across Russia's Ural Mountains today.

The destructive event caused widespread panic as people were thrown to the ground by the explosion and shards of broken glass fell all around. The Russian armed forces were put on high alert after reports streamed in, witnesses say the meteor blazed across the sky before bursting in to a bright flash of light accompanied by a deafening sonic boom. At least 67 children are thought to be among the injured.

"Everything went very bright," said one student from a school in Chelyabinsk. "There was a very loud sound like the roar of an aeroplane, then an explosion and glass rained down." Despite the incident occurring just hours before asteroid 2012 DA14 was expected to pass close to the Earth, experts at the European Space Agency have maintained that there is no connection between the two events.

"Over 500 people have been injured after a meteor blasted across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains this morning, causing explosions and smashing windows."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #281 Posted by Abramelin on 24 February, 2013, 18:28
Are you serious??
Comment icon #282 Posted by Atentutankh-pasheri on 24 February, 2013, 18:48
About which aspect, the park and statue or Meteor as a name?. I think it is an heroic name, though I do not know how it will be as a diminutive, there needs to be some invention about that. However, he will certainly be метеорёнок, Meteoryonok, child of the meteor. And looking into the future, any son of his will have patronymic Meteorevich, son of the meteor, seems cool to me, like some superhero name
Comment icon #283 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 25 February, 2013, 0:04
[hr] [hr]
Comment icon #284 Posted by bmk1245 on 25 February, 2013, 11:13
Slightly better than Электрофикация, but still... Imagine Mетеорёнок (Метеор) Полиграфович Челябинский
Comment icon #285 Posted by Atentutankh-pasheri on 25 February, 2013, 17:20
Fantastic name and when I saw Электрофикация I immediatly though of Приключеня электроника. weird....
Comment icon #286 Posted by seeder on 25 February, 2013, 20:18
and another... Massive green 'fireball' blazes across California sky in another too-close-for-comfort meteor shower http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283311/Massive-green-fireball-blazes-California-sky-meteor-shower.html
Comment icon #287 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 25 February, 2013, 20:30
Fireballs like this are fairly common and pose no threat to life and limb, the only reason they are being reported world-wide is because of the Russian meteor.
Comment icon #288 Posted by bmk1245 on 26 February, 2013, 12:38
Heh... Brings old memories. [Back on topic] To echo Waspie's post, one can estimate how often asteroids (meteoroids) of particular size will collide with Earth ( , ; for larger than 200 m see Figure 4)
Comment icon #289 Posted by seeder on 26 February, 2013, 13:38
The biggest fragment so far http://rt.com/news/meteorite-rush-biggest-fragment-404/
Comment icon #290 Posted by seeder on 26 February, 2013, 13:43
Russia meteor's origin tracked down http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21579422


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