Friday, February 15, 2013

Links that teach you everything we know about the Russian Meteor



As you probably know, a meteor crashed in Russia earlier today. It was unusual because it was both unexpected and highly photographed. The following links should help you understand the situation better.
  • Here is the Wikipedia page on the matter, which is a good starting point. It contains all of the dates and places that you need to know about (link
  • Science popularizer Bill Nye on how this meteor relates to the other which is supposed to pass by Earth (link)
  • Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson on why radar could not detect the meteor (link).
  • Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel's A and Q about "how could a meteor explode?" (link).
  • Another epic Siegel post on how the universe just keeps trying to kill us (link). the best!
  • CNN's reporting and photography on how the meteor blast injured 1,000 people (link).
  • HuffPo's video that allows you to watch the meteor crashing into Russia (link).
  • Astrophysicist Phil Plait's epic coverage and detailing of the event (link). the best!
  • BBC's reporting on the matter (link).
  • The epic YouTube video of the crashing. This is scattered throughout the other links, but is still worth watching by itself (link).
  • The "TakeAway" audio on the event. A great Neil DeGrasse Tyson interview included on this  (link).   
  • Alas, there is a lot of rapidly developing nonsense about the event. Here is Doubtful News debunking these new urban legends (link
  • update! Russian scientists track down the fragments of the meteor (link)

2 comments:

  1. Thankyou for gathering this up!

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    1. You are very welcome. I am always happy to spread knowledge. :)

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