Meteor explodes over Russia

By February 15, 2013Science & Tech

Rare meteor explodes over Russia

Early Friday monring a meteor estimated to be about 10 tons, entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over Russia’s Ural mountains. The event was well documented by dashboard cameras.

Storified by Heather Bryant· Sun, Feb 17 2013 16:51:33

Update: More details are coming in about the meteor’s size and explosion.
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Following this morning’s explosion and in light of today’s near pass of asteroid 2012 DA14, The House Science, Space and Technology committee will meet to discuss options to defend Earth against potentially catastrophic space objects. 
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This video captures just how loud the explosion was. You can also hear glass shattering as car alarms go off.
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GIF of the Russian meteor Klapper
According to the Associated Press, the Russian Academy of Sciences estimated the meteor was traveling nearly 33,000 mph hour when it broke apart roughly 20 to 30 miles above the ground. The energy released from the explosion caused damage to hundreds of buildings. The AP reports that a Russian health official has said nearly 1,000 people have sought treatment for resulting injuries.
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The intense and rare event has many speculating about a link to today’s expected fly by from an asteroid. However, NASA says the two events are not connected.
Scientists say Russian meteorite unrelated to asteroid 2012 DA14: on very different paths. DA14 misses us today.
@kayfleet1991 No – there’s no chance of asteroid #2012DA14 hitting the Earth. Learn more:
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Meteor events like this morning’s are fairly rare. The last comparable event was in 2008 when a meteor exploded over Sudan.
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However, there is still one question on many people’s minds.
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