Meteor in russia
So Apparently a large Meteorite Crashed in Russia earlier today in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia and reports are coming in from all over the area. Nearby Office buildings were evacuated and some schools and officials are saying that this was a single Meteor.
More UPDATES: The military reported that they shot the Object down (meteor ) 20 km above ground. And used a missile to partially destroy it.
UPDATE: BBC is reporting over 900 injuries and more, Its still all unconfirmed but more videos and reports are still coming in.
We all heard the news that a meteor was supposed to pass by earth Early friday but reports are still unconfirmed weather this meteor that has crashed in Russia is connected.
Here is a report from earlier this week that talked about meteor DA12 that we were expected to pass close by earth Friday.
On Friday, Feb. 15, the Earth is going to get a very close shave by an asteroid*. Called 2012 DA14, this 50 meter (160 foot) rock will pass just over 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) from the Earth’s surface. This is closer than our geosynchronous satellites, so this really is a close pass!
But, to be very clear: This asteroid poses no threat to us right now, nor in the foreseeable future. Friday’s miss is just that: a miss. And, in fact, this is a good thing, since any time an asteroid gets close (but misses), we learn a lot, including how to find them, how to track them, and even how to talk about them to the public.
UPDATE: We have atone of media and tweets from Russia showing Video footage of the Meteor Crashing and damage it caused. Meteorite Crash in Russia
Падение метеорита (Original Video of Meteor Crashing in Russia)
— Александр Корецкий(@a_koretsky) February 15, 2013
— ALEX PODPYATNIKOV (@APodpyatnikov) February 15, 2013
also What if this is the REAL Beginning of Red Sun Superman? … 0_o
Superman: Red Son is a three-issue prestige format comic book mini-series published by DC Comics that was released under their Elseworlds imprint in April 2003. Author Mark Millar created the comic with the premise “what ifSuperman had been raised in the Soviet Union?” It received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award for best limited series.
The story mixes alternate versions of DC super-heroes with alternate-reality versions of real political figures such as Joseph Stalin and John F. Kennedy. The series spans approximately 1953-2001, save for a futuristic epilogue.
In Red Son, Superman’s rocket ship lands on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas, an implied reason being a small time difference (a handful of hours) from the original timeline, meaning Earth’s rotation placed the Ukraine in the ship’s path instead of Kansas. Instead of fighting for “…truth, justice, and the American Way”, Superman is described in Soviet radio broadcasts “…as the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.” His “secret identity” (i.e. the name his adoptive parents gave him) is a state secret.