Fireball over Russia

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.

            http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

Someone on the American Meteor Society has already estimated a rough orbit:

            http://www.amsmeteors.org/2013/02/large-daytime-fireball-hits-russia/

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.

            http://www.space.com/19781-asteroid-2012-da14-flyby-webcasts.html

It is an exciting day for space news!

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