Friday, February 15, 2013

In Soviet Russia, Universe Bomb You

In yet another episode of DAMN UNIVERSE YOU SCARY, Russia edition, a giant 11-ton meteor exploded over the Chelyabinsk region. This amazing dashboard cam caught the entire entry vector and the disintegration.

Hundreds are reported to have been injured by the shockwave, which was LOUD:

We were incredibly lucky for several reasons. First, the area is not too densely populated. If this had happened over Moscow, we would be seeing reports of major casualties. Second, our atmosphere disintegrated the mass before it could impact, causing major damage on the ground and potential dust fallout. 

And the last reason we were lucky? The whole thing is caught on tape! Unlike the infamous Tunguska event, there is no mystery to be explained.

That hasn't stopped conspiracy theorists though. Russia Today suggested that the meteor was shot down by Russian Air Defense. Look for anomaly hunting videos to be coming out in the next week "proving" the existence of the missile.

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