Friday, February 15, 2013

The new sharks

It was just a matter of time before something like this happened.

A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. At least three people were reported hospitalized in serious condition.

"There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people's houses to check if they were OK," said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, the biggest city in the affected region.


StonyPillow said...

Where the heck is Dan Quayle when you need him?

We're getting buzzed by Asteroid 2012 DA14 today. The chunk of rock (50 yards in diameter) will miss us by 17,500 miles (about two earth diameters). That's a close call, considering a direct hit would release several megatons of energy.

We escaped disaster again. But the day is yet young.

Aaron said...

The Universe has an limitless number of ways to remind us just how tiny and helpless we are on this speck of dust we live on.
Too bad us humans as a whole refuse to gain any humility from events like this.

merlallen said...

the USSR would have launched missiles 30 seconds after that.

pansypoo said...

makes me wonder what that 1909 one was like.