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Video of meteor crash in the Ural Mountains

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 06:14



As always, click on the little gear above or the photo for the entire piece.


MOSCOW: "I was driving in the car across the square. Suddenly the square lit up with a bright, bright light, not a normal light," said Vasily Rozhko.

"There was literally three or four seconds of bright light, then back to normal. As I could see from the car, this trail appeared. Then when I was driving, the explosion went off," the resident of Chelyabinsk in central Russia told Russian television

Witnesses of the falling meteor over the Russian Urals spoke of their shock and horror Friday at seeing a giant bright light in the sky that many thought was a crashing plane, followed by a loud explosion that blew out windows in many buildings.



2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 07:14


One of our favorite sites, or "Dobb's Folly" as it is known around here, offers up a nice photo essay of this years Quadrantid Meteor Shower along with a little science about meteor showers in general and the yearly Quadrantid Meteor Shower in particular.

The following photo by Robert Porto taken in the Canary Islands will link you to the entire piece.



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