Incredible Videos Capture a Giant Meteor Exploding Over Russia

The Atlantic

A 10-ton meteor blazed through the sky and struck Central Russia this morning, and leaving a goose bump-inducing sonic boom and an incredible collection of videos from the citizens who caught the whole thing on tape. The explosion left several hundred people with minor injuries, mostly flying glass and other debris created by the shockwave. Have a look: 

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We're pretty sure this is what Michael Bay dreams of when he goes to sleep:

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Obviously, the meteor was bigger than your average shooting start and going pretty fast. "The [Russian Academy of Sciences] said in a statement hours after the Friday morning fall that the meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above ground," reports the AP. Just listen to the sonic boom this beast created: 

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And one more:

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That shockwave shattered glass in the town of Chelyabinsk and Central Russia, and creating most of the 500 reported (and mostly minor) injuries. "The fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area. The Emergency Ministry says more than 500 people sought treatment after the blasts and that 34 of them were hospitalized," reports the AP. There aren't any reported fatalities at the moment, and the AP adds that the Russian Academy of Sciences estimate the meteor clocked in at around 10 tons.

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