Yesterday morning I was reading an article on Time.com about the largest asteroid in recorded history to fly by Earth today. I brushed it off. No big deal, it’s just a 143,000 ton asteroid coming within 17,000 miles of where I enjoy that thing called life.
Today, the people of Chebarkul, Russia got to experience what was probably the scariest thing they will ever witness again. A large meteor has crashed down into the Ural mountains at around 9:30 a.m. Hundreds of people are reportedly injured, shockwaves shook buildings, blew out windows and eventually shattered into pieces.
I would have had a heart attack.
Meteorite Crashes in Russia
- Meteorite Crash Reported In Russia (buzzfeed.com)
- WATCH: Amazing footage of Russia’s meteorite crashes (theweek.com)
- Meteorite crash in Russia: UFO fears spark panic in the Urals (sott.net)
- Meteorites strike Earth every few months (thehindu.com)