Saturday, March 02, 2013
Trail of the Chelyabinsk Meteoroid which exploded in the sky over Russia on February 15, 2013. Since a 50 meter Asteroid was passing by at the top of our atmosphere on the same day, I immediately thought this was a fellow traveler to that near miss. The guys who actually know astronomy say it was from the Apollo Asteroids, whatever they are. An airburst of a meteor or comet count as a strike. I respectfully disagree.
Disintegrating in the atmosphere is different from actually hitting home and leaving a crater. So we were nearly hit by two completely different rocks coming from different directions. That's a little scary. And even more scary that we never saw this one coming. Still, there can be beauty in a natural disaster, a kind of the terrible beauty in all nature.
I know Russia is the largest country on our planet but this one and the Tunguska explosion in 1908. Coincidence or Targeting?
(h/t Astronomy Picture of the Day)
Labels: Asteroids; Meteors