Meteor in Russia Not Related to Asteroid

The meteor's impact flattened roofs and hurt over 980 people.


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 about 2:25 p.m. today. 

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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