Monday, February 8, 2016

Space: Man and Others Injured by Meteor

This has not happened in over two hundred years but a bus driver in India was killed by a meteor strike.  It didn't hit her but the blast radius was big enough to leave a crater and killed her while a few others in the blast were hurt.

The strike left a crater along with a blue diamond like artifact. 

What made this such a rare and interesting (and very tragic) event is that most meteors burn up in the atmosphere even before hitting the ground.  Although some are large enough to break up in the air and still be felt or seen over a large area like the 2013 blast in Russia.  According to Wikipedia, that blast was felt over a wide range, causing windows to be blown out and more than 1,500 people sustained injury. 

Source:  Reuters.

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