Huge Meteor Breaks Up Over Russia

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I must admit that when this news first hit last night, I was a bit skeptical. However, after watching the videos below, I am convinced that this really happened. I have posted a few images from Chelyabinsk.ru, and included a few of the videos I watched this morning. As a self-described nerd, I must admit that I am excited about all of this. Now I definitely need to watch 2102 DA14 this weekend. Maybe Nike was onto something with this whole Area 72 thing?

From Astronomer Phil Plait

 

This is just amazing!

This one shows the smoke trail in detail and then the sonic boom hits. I almost jumped out of my seat.