Friday, February 15, 2013

The sky is falling!

Remember that asteroid close call that we warned you about last week?  You know the one that wasn't going to hit us?  Well, it still isn't going to hit us.  However, it seems that it had a little friend that did hit us.  It landed in Russia.  The video above shows it dramatically burning up as it crosses the sky.  Apparently, that high speed entry into the atmosphere causes an explosion and a shockwave that can do some damage.  Take a look at the video below.

 Bill Nye the science guy says this little guy is not related to our friend DA14.

BTW, the planetary society has live coverage of DA14 here as I write this.

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