The BBC reporter said most of the injured people were looking at the meteor through windows when the shock wave from the explosion shattered the windows. Note to self: if I am inside and notice a large meteor in the sky run outside to observe it.
Some asteroids travel as part of something called a “collision family”. Its a group of rocks that were all part of a single asteroid at one time but got broken off in a collision with a smaller asteroid. The collection of material made up of usually a small number of large pieces and a larger number of small pieces then travel in a similar orbit around the sun. I would be curious to know if astronomers think that the piece that hit Russia was part of a collision family that included the rock that missed us. It seems like a good possibility.
Wow! At least it missed Kazakhstan! Apparently they can thank god for that. Maybe he dosen’t like Putin, even though he thanked god there were no deaths. We should also ask Ted Cruz why he’s covering up that new US weapons system we’re testing over Russia. what about it Senator? Care to comment?
I’ve seen the light caused by this one. Doing my evening dog round I suddenly saw houses lit by some flashes behind me. I turned around and saw still some light glare coming from behind the horizon. I immediately thought about a meteorite, the next day I heard it in the news. The meteorite fell in Bavaria, I am living close to Lucerne in Switzerland, that is still quite a distance. It is a kind of eerie feeling seeing such an event…