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.