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Over 1,000 People Injured in Russia Due to Meteor Blast: Would You Be Scared if You Saw a Massive Meteor in the Sky?

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A giant meteor blasted atop a Russian city on Friday morning -- and injured more than 1,000 people. Due to its massive size and loud noise, many onlookers thought that a war had broken out. Several witnesses captured the meteor on cell phones and video cameras.

One scientist told a Russian TV station that the meteor weighed perhaps tens of tons, but said that it wasn't related to the asteroid that is expected to buzz close to Earth soon. American NASA scientists also confirmed that the meteor wasn't related to asteroid DA14, which is expected to pass Earth at a distance of 17,000 miles but not strike.

ABCNEWS.GO.COM reports:
More than 1,200 people were injured when a massive meteor broke apart above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk today, raining burning bits of rock over the city that shattered windows and caused a panic.
chelyabinsk raining burning bits rock city shattered windows caused panic

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  • Shae 2013/02/27 19:58:18
    Yes
    Shae
    I think I'd be more amazed than scared.
    I don't think it would register that I'd actually be seeing this
  • Tordgaard 2013/02/27 13:04:45
    No
    Tordgaard
    No
  • Sid DaBunneh 2013/02/21 20:48:52
    No
    Sid DaBunneh
    Because we're SO much smarter than the dinosaurs and we know that we need to spend money to protect ourselves from this life-threatening hazard.

    Why, I'll bet they saw this coming for a whole tenth of a second before it happened.
  • juneathomas 2013/02/21 18:22:42
  • Bill 2013/02/21 17:42:14 (edited)
    No
    Bill
    No fear, I wouldn't be frightened. No problem. It can't scare me. If I were two or three miles away watching it go in the opposite direction, no problem.
    Actually, it was one of Obama's drone strikes. Send them to Allah, ObiWanBaracki.
  • gatelime 2013/02/21 15:57:57
    Yes
    gatelime
    Yes of course...But my point is I'm glad Reagan wasn't in office during the meteor hit...For sure the Soviet Union would of blamed the United States of some kind of cold war attack...Which actually would of been cool...
    Maybe we should consider something like this for North Korea and Iran...Obama would never do it though, he's such a whimp...
  • harasnicole 2013/02/21 15:26:11 (edited)
    Yes
    harasnicole
    But I'd be too fascinated to run away.
  • No
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    Already seen a fireball, but it was 200 km away
  • william keegan 2013/02/21 08:23:48
    No
    william keegan
    Any meteor in Earth's atmosphere would be traveling so fast I couldn't do anything about it. If it hit me, I'd be finished being scared about everything. If it didn't hit me, by the time I even realized what had happened it would be too late to be scared.
  • Ameera 2013/02/21 05:53:55
    No
    Ameera
    no, because i probably wouldn't know that its a meteor
  • Cookie Monster 2013/02/21 02:51:18
  • Libertarian Right 2013/02/20 23:46:30
    No
    Libertarian Right
    That meteor entered the atmosphere at an estimated 40,000 mph! I would not have time to get scared!
  • Flamingolady 2013/02/20 23:42:48
    Yes
    Flamingolady
    Don't you know that a lot of people believed they were being attacked? It must have been horribly frightening, and yes, I would be frightened to see such a thing in the sky. We actually watched the mini series Meteor the day this happened!
  • CKarliner 2013/02/20 21:58:36
    No
    CKarliner
    Nope I eat meteors with my pop rocks and soda.
  • it'skrissie!d:) 2013/02/20 19:48:37
    Yes
    it'skrissie!d:)
    "Do you see that, John? I think it's a meteor!"
    "So what? What's the worst that can happen?"
    meteor extinction
    injuries by meteors
    destruction made by meteors
    people injured
  • Bill it'skri... 2013/02/21 17:44:41
    Bill
    Hmm. Not so bad.
  • Jimm 2013/02/20 18:43:29
    Yes
    Jimm
    Duh!!
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2013/02/20 17:46:32
    Yes
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    I live in Russia so even more are talking about it. I'm glad I do not live in Chelyabinsk. Anyways, yes, I would be terrified.
  • Junior the Outer Space Musi... 2013/02/20 16:32:20
    Yes
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
    For others, not myself.
  • colton delaney 2013/02/20 15:37:55
    Yes
    colton delaney
    +1
    maybe theres a bigger one coming, like the one that wiped out the dinasours. maybe the government knows and isnt saying anything so we dont panic. They usually show up in showers dont they? meteor showers. OMG.!!!
  • harley oldman 2013/02/20 15:26:51
    Yes
    harley oldman
    Well Actually it would depend on the direction it was headed. Headed for my area would present me with some concern.
    If it was headed for D.C. .....NAH....It wouldn`t bother me at all.
  • DavidHouse 2013/02/20 14:05:55
    Yes
    DavidHouse
    I have seen the meteor several times on the web and on the news and it is fascinating to watch. However, I would definitely be scared if I were to see this happening above me.
  • SoLongFairLady 2013/02/20 13:40:23
    No
    SoLongFairLady
    +1
    How could I be scared, If I never knew it was coming? If it hit and caused serious
    damage to a small town, that I was living in and I Died? Id never know what hit me so
    I wouldnt of had time to be scared lol
  • ghosiejackson 2013/02/20 11:21:08
    Yes
    ghosiejackson
    with the risk of being hurt or killed, yes!
  • foxy 2013/02/20 10:57:23
    Yes
    foxy
    I think anbody whatever age would panic I know I would.
  • Sagan 2013/02/20 08:39:54
  • phil.olding.3 2013/02/20 06:17:05
    Yes
    phil.olding.3
    It was brighter than the sun. It was so bright, that it cast shadows away from where it was burning.

    One of the videos was a guy driving. I'm glad he didn't get hurt because of the lack of visibility while driving.
  • colton ... phil.ol... 2013/02/20 15:26:54
    colton delaney
    in russia they all drive with dash camera's thats why they got so many videos of it. They have alot of fraudulent insurance scams over there, people fake being hit by cars etc.
  • sammanilla 2013/02/20 05:40:59
    Yes
    sammanilla
    First thought would be it's a bomb, the beginning of the end.
  • hatter 2013/02/20 05:09:40
    No
    hatter
    +1
    there is nothing i can do about it so why worry. i will be famous. the one that got nailed by a space rock.
  • Jerry 2013/02/20 05:03:16
    No
    Jerry
    I think it would be exciting as long as no deaths, & no ones home is destroyed.
  • Jeh 2013/02/20 04:56:04
    Yes
    Jeh
    I can see how a giant meteor heading directly towards me would be exciting.
  • Oliver Presley 2013/02/20 03:25:06
    Yes
    Oliver Presley
    Yes, the size that blazed the russian sky are common and hard to track. World enders are more easily tracked though, but either way, it is something to be concerned about.
  • THEmaria 2013/02/20 02:33:45
    Yes
    THEmaria
    I would be scared if I saw it right above my head...
  • iamco2000 2013/02/20 00:33:03
    No
    iamco2000
    +1
    ...but lets write legislation to ban space, that way nobody has to fear the actions of mindless meteors. Lets punish space once and for all and band it permanently!

    Grace to you, Glory to God!
  • Liberta... iamco2000 2013/02/21 00:02:32
    Libertarian Right
    I propose a bill:

    H.R. 1,000,000

    "To Prohibit Meteors, Meteorites, Comets, Asteroids and All Other Space-originated Bodies Not Particularly Suited For Sporting Purposes From Entrance Into Earth's Atmosphere - And For Other Purposes."
  • iamco2000 Liberta... 2013/02/21 00:36:44
    iamco2000
    Nice! For now on, space can use a whistle and we'll send the DHS to investigate unregistered meteorite possession.

    ;-)

    Grace to you, Glory to God!
  • Frank 2013/02/19 23:28:43
    Yes
    Frank
    +1
    Especially if it was coming towards me. Nothing like knowing after the fact. Where was the warning considering we spend billions of dollars for early detection....
  • smiffjp 2013/02/19 22:59:57
    No
    smiffjp
    There is no way I would be worried I have already seen doomsday preppers and know who's homes I would hit...especially since they like showing how they defend their homes
  • Computer Reaction Guy 2013/02/19 22:26:02
    No
    Computer Reaction Guy
    Not scary as WWIII...
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