why does all the meteoroid stuff have to happen in far Russia?
MOSCOW, February 15 (RIA Novosti) – More than 150 people have sought medical help in one of three Russian regions hit by a meteorite shower on Friday, the Interior Ministry reported.
Dozens of people suffered cuts from broken glass as the meteorites smashed windows in numerous buildings across the Chelyabinsk Region, but “no-one suffered serious injuries,” the Interior Ministry said.
The meteorite shower hit three regions of Russia, and Kazakhstan, Russian state officials confirmed on Friday,
The police are searching for the fallen meteorite pieces and protecting affected buildings from looting.
Reports are inconclusive about whether the storm was caused by was one large meteorite, or several smaller ones.
Residents of three villages in the Sverdlovsk region reported witnessing the shower, but no-one there was injured.
Would those radars spotted it if it came from favorable direction?
Could it be that this small asteorid was a piece broken off from that 50 m asteorid passing Earth today?
Yeah, there are a lot of jokes there already about _somebody_ having a really bad aim.Just looked at the maps, if the meteor happened only a bit more than an hour later, it would have passed directly over Moscow.
Is there something special about the composition of an airbursting meteor, like it's made of ice?
Or would any kind of the right size going at the right speed and angle fall apart like that before reaching the surface?