Friday, February 15, 2013

Meteorologists Don't Study Meteors

"Meteorology" came from the Greek word that means "the things above" -- the weather. Meteors are studied by astronomers not meteorologists.

So, I don't have much to add to the fascinating story of the meteor that struck Russia earlier today.

ADDED: 10:25AM: Here is video of the impact site. Note: I have nothing to do with YouTube's ads.

Via AccuWeather, it is a fake. I apologize.

NOTE: A reader just sent me an email concerned about the authenticity of the above. I don't know. It is represented as the impact site. I'm swamped with AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions work so don't have time to sort it out. Caveat Emptor!

1 comment:

  1. Not the impact crater. This was a gas cave that collapsed and then the Soviet government lit it on fire.


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