REAL LIFE METEOR: can’t make this stuff up

Streaking meteor explodes in Russian sky, injuring nearly 1,000

Yekaterina Pustynnikova / Chelyabinsk.ru via AP

A huge meteorite flared through the skies over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering a powerful shock wave that injured nearly a thousand people, blew out windows and reportedly caused the roof of a factory to collapse.

By Alan Boyle and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News

A huge meteorite flared through the skies over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering a powerful shock wave that injured nearly a thousand people, blew out windows and reportedly caused the roof of a factory to collapse.

Multiple amateur videos posted online showed the meteor’s flaring arc – called a bolide by scientists – cross the western Siberia sky. Others from the scene included the sound of a loud boom, followed by a cacophony of car alarms. One video showed the hurried evacuation of an office building in Chelyabinsk.

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