Scientists plan more eyes on the sky after Russian meteor surprise
In this frame grab made from a video done with a dashboard camera, a meteor streaks through the sky over Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, on Friday. A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons (11 tons) streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more.
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Although the probability of a meteorite crashing in their backyards shouldn't keep ordinary people up at night, scientists who study such matters are worried.
The meteor that streaked across the Russian sky Friday startled scientists worldwide with its audacity, even as it triggered a window- and roof-rattling shockwave that injured more than 1,000 people in the city of Chelyabinsk.
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