Meteor Crashes to the Earth in Russia's Ural Mountains

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Today a huge asteroid is passing close to Earth without incident, but a smaller one streaked across the sky over Russia, creating an ongoing shock wave, causing extensive damage and injuring 980 people before crashing into the City of Chekyabinsk in the Ural Mountains.

 

Credits

Guests:
Will Englund - Washington Post, Jonathan McDowell - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - @planet4589

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis