A Heavenwide Blast of Light

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.]

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2 responses to “A Heavenwide Blast of Light

  1. nightwork February 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Glad you said “meteor.” All these media reports calling it a meteorite are giving this former astronomy buff and ongoing pedant a headache.

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