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DA14 Missed Us, But What Hit Russia?

posted Feb 26, 2013, 11:04 AM by Rolfe James   [ updated Feb 26, 2013, 11:19 AM ]

When I saw video of a meteor coming down in Russia on 16th Feb I thought it had to be connected to DA14 it was too great a coincidence not to be. But was I right?

It seems  was wrong. The meteor impact of 16/02/2013 was the biggest to hit earth since the 1908 impact at Tungusk, also in Russia, but it was not part of or connected to DA14.

What Hit Russia on 16th February 2013?

The 50 foot diameter meteor exploded some 12 to 15 miles above Russia with a force some twenty times that of the first atomic bombs.

The remnants of the ten thousand tonne rock should keep the meteor hunters happy and in-pocket for some time to come!