Today Feb. 15 2013, a meteor weighting 11 tons exploded over Russia. 1,100 people were injured and thousands of windows were blown out of buildings. Surprisingly, the news channels didn't give the event as much coverage as one would think. Reduced to crawler news on CNN and barely mentioned on other channels makes one think that it was a very busy news day elsewhere.
Below is a small part of a press release that was sent out by The Science Channel:
Earlier today, a meteor weighing nearly 11 tons streaked across the sky and broke up Friday morning over the Russian mountain city of Chelyabinsk, 900 miles from the center of Moscow with the power equal to that of an atomic bomb. Sonic blasts and tremendous shock waves smashed windows, collapsed roofs and injured nearly 1000 people. The intense flash of light and intensity was recorded by bystanders in nations hundreds of miles away. Meanwhile, a 13-story-size asteroid will pass within 17,100 miles of Earth this weekend before heading off into space. Are the two related? Is there more to come? How do we prepare? Join Science Channel as we dare to ask these tough questions and more with our group of scientists, physicists, astronomers and expert minds from around the globe as we take a deeper dive into this other worldly phenomenon and what is next on the horizon for our planet's future.
The Science Channel is either genuinely warning the world that we might be in for some major trouble, or they could be cashing in on the world's rabid interest in an apocalyptic world. Either way, this show looks like it will have a lot to say about the frightening event that happened over Russian on Friday. Maybe doomsday preppers aren't crazy at all, maybe they are visionaries.
This isn't the first time that Russia has been the victim of a natural disaster via space. In 1908, an area of Siberia, was the site of the Tunguska event occurred. This explosion, that is called an impact even though there was no impact, is still investigated today to scientists from everywhere.
Today's event was fascinating and will also be investigated for years by scientists all over the world. The Science Channel is opening the door sooner rather than later. Check your local cable or satellite channels for time and channel.