Friday, February 15, 2013

Meteor Fragments Hit Central Russia

Today, a shower of meteor fragments fell onto Central Russia. This caused damage to buildings over a wide area and dozens of injuries, but apparently no deaths. See the following links for more information.

1 comment:

  1. A better way to put this: a meteor entered the atmosphere almost directly over the Russian city of Chelaybinsk. It exploded, and resulting air burst caused window damage and other damage to buildings. That in turn caused many minor injuries, mainly due to flying glass from the broken windows. So far no fragments of the meteor have been recovered.

    There has been discussion of this event and the unrelated asteroid 2012 DA14 (which coincidentally made its close approach the same day) on the Minor Planet Message List. So far the most useful post has been