Friday's Meteor, Asteroid Shares No Connection

The meteor that disintegrated over Russia reportedly unleashed a shock wave that smashed windows, collapsed roofs and injured more than 980 people. It has no connection to an asteroid that came within 17,200 miles of Earth the same day.

The Washington Post reports a meteor that disintegrated Friday morning over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring more than 980 people, has no connection to at about 2:25 p.m. Friday. 

Check out a photo gallery of images of the site where the meteor hit and the damage it left in its wake, shared by the Washington Post. 

The following was posted on NASA's website: 

According to NASA scientists, the trajectory of the Russian meteorite was significantly different than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, making it a completely unrelated object. Information is still being collected about the Russian meteorite and analysis is preliminary at this point. In videos of the meteor, it is seen to pass from left to right in front of the rising sun, which means it was traveling from north to south. Asteroid DA14's trajectory is in the opposite direction, from south to north.

Those here in the United States interested in watching the asteroid can do so online — click here to watch NASA's Ustream. 


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