Just in case you're wondeirng what a meteorite looks like
by John Fisher,posted Feb 15 2013 8:35AM
We're not going to be able to see today's fly-by of the giant assteroid half the size of a football field. The 2010 DA14 asteroid, as it's called (catchy!) will be flying over our part of the world during daylight hours -- about 11:20am our time. (Plus it'll probably be cloudy. It is February, after all.) Indonesia's the place to be if you want to see this thing.
But, coincidentally, a meteorite streaked over Chelyabinsk, Russia early this morning, about 900 miles east of Moscow. This one was just a couple of yards wide, but it still managed to break hundreds of windows and injure a thousand people due to falling glass. Take a look:
Oh, and here's a view from inside an office. Check out these two dudes just goofing around until the window blows out.
See? Scary, but no big deal. Of course, that was the remote Russian countryside, not, say, Bellevue. That might be a little more dramatic. But, the United nations has been working on a plan to destroy any future asteroids headed our way that might cause the earth any real harm. Rest easy -- they're on it!