Friday, February 15, 2013

UPDATED: Meteorite Over Russia...

Update: video of the meteorite crater, via reader and friend Doug S.:

Original post:

Early this morning (our time), a meteorite fell to Earth near Chelyabinsk, Russia:

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News reports are conflicting, with some saying it's entirely a natural phenomenon and others saying the meteorite was struck by a defensive anti-missile missile.  I'm a little skeptical of the latter, based on nothing more than my personal observations about the general state of readiness of the Russian military (poor would be an upgrade).

Many Russians have dashboard cameras running all the time in their cars, and some of these captured interesting views of the phenomenon.  Also, as usual, surveillance cameras also caught some views.  Here are three compilations I found on YouTube:

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