Meteor Caught On Camera In Russia

By on February 15, 2013 at 2:29 am // Science // 2 Comments

Somebody call the meteor police

Russia experienced quite the meteor shower today. Around 100 400 people have been injured, schools have been evacuated, and people have been warned to keep inside.

The meteors fell over the Chelyabinsk region in the Ural Mountains on the morning of Friday, February 15.

“Lifenews tabloid said that at least one piece of the fallen object caused damage on the ground in Chelyabinsk. According to preliminary reports, it crashed into a wall near a zinc factory, disrupting the city’s Internet and mobile service.” – Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havok, 400 injured, RT News

“One eyewitness Gulnara Dudka, in her 20s, gave a dramatic account of the meteorite, telling how she feared ‘doomsday’ had arrived, reported the Siberian Times.” -Meteorite shower hits Russia…, The Daily Mail

Doomsday, indeed! Somebody better call the Meteor Police.

And remember, kids: A meteor is an object from space that hits/enters the Earth’s atmosphere. A meteorite, on the other hand, is an object that survives the burning trip through the atmosphere and makes it to the ground. Just FYI.

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  • Daria Krivonosova

    Hello,people!My name’s Daria and I’m 13 years old. I have just seen this information about the meteor. Well, I partly agree with this. I live in Russia and I know that in our schools nobody tells us when there’s something catastrophic)))))) The accidents just happen and people escape themselves!And this event is not an exception! Nobody was warned about the meteor, so that’s why over 1500 people were injured.

    • Rob Schwarz

      I’m not sure anyone knew this was coming…and that just highlights how unprepared we really are for this kind of stuff. Heck, we only learned about asteroid DA14 2012 around this time last year…hopefully this recent event in Russia opens our eyes a bit more, even if it doesn’t happen that often.

      Thanks for your comment, Daria!