I’ve been taking in all the news and video about the meteor explosion over Russia this morning. Amazing stuff. It just goes to show just how vulnerable we are as a planet and as a species.
Neither of these videos are “new” or anything. I just wanted to post them here for posterity (and research).
And the tremendous shockwave:
More detailed information from the ever informative Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy.
[The title of this post is from the episode covering the 1908 Tunguska Event in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.]