Friday, February 15, 2013

Reports: Russian meteorite causes damage and injuries

The Daily Mail reports 500 people injured, and windows were shattered as a meteor exploded over Russia.

Didn't take long for videos to surface on YouTube:

Update: Russia Today now reports 900 injuries. More details and additional video here.

Meanwhile, up in space: An asteroid will make a close pass to Earth later today.

From NASA:
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14. NASA places a high priority on tracking asteroids and protecting our home planet from them. This flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close.

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