Astounding Footage of Russian Meteorite Hits Web

Astounding Footage of Russian Meteorite Hits Web


February 15, 2013

This morning's turn of events seem to usually only occur in movies. Early Friday, Feb. 15, a meteorite hit central Russia, reportedly injuring 400 people. A number of brave witnesses to the meteor were able to capture real-time video of the event, and were quick to share with the world.

BBC News reports that luckily most of those injured only sustained minor cuts and bruises though a few do have head injuries. Crashing over Russia's Ural Mountains, the meteor is thought to have landed in a lake near Chebarkul.

Witnesses told BBC News that it was like "seeing a fireball in the sky."

As explained by CBS News, "most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites."


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