The Koonie Boonies

If you were to go to Google and type in “meteor russia” you’d find about 30 pages of the Russian meteorite explosion over the Urals.  It was a shocking event, though many people around the web seem to be complacent, quickly relegating it to the pile “interesting stuff”.  However, with the astronomical rise, nay the explosion, of fireball sightings around the world, it’s starting to look more and more like earth’s strolling through a pretty dangerous part of space.

Why do I say that?  Take a look at this graph from SOTT.net:

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With that kind of perspective, let’s examine what else has been going on this week.  According to CTV and several other sources, Cuba witnessed a smaller, yet still potentially dangerous blast.  Sure, it was no Russian meteorite that blew buildings apart and injured around 1100 individuals.  But when someone’s shooting at you, rather than counting your blessings…

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  1. Brittius 02/17/2013 / 10:34 AM

    I can only imagine the monetary value of those debris pieces in minerals and precious metals.

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