I was planning on blogging about alien design today, but, really, how can I resist blogging about a major meteorite event and a close fly-by of an asteroid happening on the same day?
Earlier today a fireball came apart over Russia and there are reported associated meteorites.
Someone on the American Meteor Society has already estimated a rough orbit:
I cannot wait to see what is learned from this event. Very exciting!
And on the same day we have a close fly-by of an asteroid (closer to the Earth than the Moon or geosynchronous satellites). But this one won’t hit us.
It is an exciting day for space news!