Friday, February 15, 2013

Meteor Explosion Over Russia (Picture of the Day: 2/15/13)

Picture of a meteor exploding near Chelyabinsk in Russia. Credit: Nasha Gazeta. Source

Just today a meteor entered the atmosphere over Russia and exploded, raining bits and pieces down to the ground. Reportedly, over 500 people were injured, and buildings were damaged in 6 different cities. The debris from this 11-ton meteor spread across a thinly populated area in the Chelyabinsk region. There is still some debate as to whether this was one meteor or several, but I think we'll find out soon. There are even unconfirmed reports that this meteor was intercepted by Russian air defense, but official statements say that the Russians do not have this ability.
For more information, read this article or this article.

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