Posted in: Awesome Videos to Watch Now, Science and Video On Demand by Jaime McDougall on January 8, 2014

“In this episode of SciShow, Hank explores what we now know about the meteoroid that streaked across Russian skies on February 15, 2013.” – Yt

“The meteor’s unpredicted arrival and air burst resulted in considerable injuries. Russian authorities stated that 1,491 people, including 311 children, sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk Oblast within the first few days.

“Health officials said 112 people had been hospitalised, with two in serious condition. A 52-year-old woman with a broken spine was flown to Moscow for treatment. Most people were hurt by shattered, falling or blown-in glass.

“The intense light from the meteor, momentarily 30 times brighter than the Sun, led to over 180 cases of eye pain, and 70 people subsequently reported temporary flash blindness.

“Twenty people reported ultraviolet burns similar to sunburn, possibly intensified by the presence of snow on the ground.” – Wikipedia

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