Friday, February 15, 2013

Meteorite Story

 

Meteorite hits central Russia, more than 500 people hurt http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/15/us-russia-meteorite-idUSBRE91E05Z20130215

[excerpted] A local ministry official said such incidents were extremely rare and Friday's events might have been linked to an asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool due to pass Earth at a distance of 17,100 miles but this was not confirmed.
Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the meteorite was travelling at a speed of 19 miles per second and that such events were hard to predict. The Interior Ministry said the meteorite explosion had caused a sonic boom.

Majia here: Now the link to the asteroid expected to come close to earth has been discounted.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/15/russia-meteorite-idUSL5N0BF0RB20130215 
 
Some videos of the event





hat tip Jebus
 

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