If you live on planet Earth and are connected to others via Internet, television, or word of mouth, you have no doubt heard that a 10-ton meteor ripped through the atmosphere above a big city in Siberia on Friday morning local time. Apparently the meteor wreaked havoc, generating a loud sonic book, shattering windows, damaging buildings, and injuring as many as 1,000 (although few were seriously injured), according to reports.
While experts say that meteors are a part of living in our universe and that they enter our atmosphere frequently, the explosion likely caused such a stir because it happened over a city of about 1 million, leading to lots of amateur videos and photos. Here is a collection of some of the best of them that have been posted on YouTube–and as an added bonus, you get a sampling of Russian radio.
Watch the bright light at about the 50-second mark:
These two employees experience a bomb-like explosion: