[CBSnews] MOSCOW 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.
Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement. About 6,000 square feet of a roof at a zinc factory collapsed, but it was unclear whether that was caused by meteor fragments impacting the building, or by a shock wave from a nearby impact. Read more.
“Let me give you the good news. The good news is we’re going to dodge the bullet tomorrow. We’re going to miss that asteroid by a whisker, and we’re going to have a front row seat to the closest encounter ever recorded in the history of science for an asteroid of that size. The bad news is, by the way, is that it caught us totally off guard. We weren’t expecting this and it is going to come so close it will fly underneath the satellites here at CBS News.”
What would happen if it hit the Earth?
“To be frank, it would really ruin your day.”
Holy shit. I love how these macho news anchors are just sitting around, sipping tea, laughing it up, about a meteor missing us by a long, ball hair (that’s what I think of when they say ‘whiskers’, I don’t know why). Hilarious! Soooo funny. It’s all fun and games until a meteor hits you in the FACE.
Ps. When I hear meteor all I can think about is Armageddon, one of my all-time favorites…I don’t care what you say! Russian Space Station, FTW!