Friday, February 15, 2013

More info on the meteor that struck Russia. Pictures and video of the impact!

This image above is actually the meteor path plotted on google maps. You can even see the contrail cloud left by the meteor before it struck Earth. 
(Above) A circular hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor reportedly struck the lake near Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
 
To help explain and understand just what meteoroids are and what the difference is between meteoroids and meteorites, I found a little information on the topic. Meteoroids are small pieces of space debris – usually parts of comets or asteroids – that are on a collision course with the Earth. They become meteors when they enter the Earth's atmosphere. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites.
 
I found a video that is the only video I came across that actually lets you hear the sound of the meteor impacting the Earth. I warn you, this sound is like nothing you've ever heard before. This video and sound laterally gave me chills and goose bumps!

Yekaterina Melikhova, a high school student whose nose was bloody and whose upper lip was covered with a bandage, said she was in her geography class when a bright light flashed outside.
"After the flash, nothing happened for about three minutes. Then we rushed outdoors. The door was made of glass, a shock wave made it hit us," she said.
 
NASA is still looking into this historic event, trying to fully understand just what happened..
 
Whats your thoughts on this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for share...