Friday, February 15, 2013

Russia Rocks

Click the arrow to watch Russia Today coverage on YouTube. It's a bit sensationalist but good footage.

A meteor broke over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia today, perhaps the most significant meteorite event since the Tunguska Event in 1908.

According to CNN, “the meteor's explosion created a blast in central Russia equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT, the space agency's officials said Friday, adding that the incident was a once-in-100-years event.”

Image credit: Google Earth, NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Here's coverage from various news outlets:

CNN “Russian Meteor Blast Injures At Least 1,000 people, Authorities Say”

Pravda “Meteor Strikes Earth in Russia's Urals”

RIA Novosti “Meteorite Fireball Slams Into Russia, 1,000 Hurt”

Russia Today “Meteorite Hits Russian Urals: Fireball Explosion Wreaks Havoc, Up to 1,200 Injured”

Spaceflight Now “Streaking Meteor Unleashed Biggest Blast in a Century”

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