Archive for February, 2013

Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

This morning in central Russia they awoke to a meteorite, that injured several people and damage to property.
The following youtube video is a collection of videos from several perspectives some videos include breaking glass from sonic booms, and falling debris from the meteorite.
Since the video is from Russia, I’am not sure what anyone is saying.

What’s Up for February 2013?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Source – NASA /JPL Solar System Exploration:

On February 15 a small asteroid named 2012 DA-14 will whiz by, 17,200 miles from Earth. It doesn’t pose any threat to us, but it is sure to create a buzz around the world.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 through the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Source – NASA /JPL Asteroid and Comet Watch:

Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news. On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth closer than many man-made satellites. Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, astronomers have never seen an object so big come so close to our planet.


Diagram depicting the passage of asteroid 2012 DA14 through the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view