Pretty wild news this morning – a meteor
shower over the Central Russian cities of Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk has caused hundreds of injuries and damaged buildings. It is not connected with tonight’s (very!) near-pass of asteroid 2012 DA14. Thanks to the prevalence of dashboard cams in Russia, there’s some amazing footage already circulating.
The web’s resident expert on all things heavenly, Phil Plait, has the details and analysis.