Watch: Meteor Explodes Over Russia Resembling Countless Sci-fi Blockbusters

Watch: Meteor Explodes Over Russia Resembling Countless Sci-fi Blockbusters

Feb 15, 2013

What you see in the videos below does not come from the latest Roland Emmerich end-of-the-world movie, or any upcoming sci-fi summer blockbuster. Earlier today a very real meteor jetted across the sky over Russia, creating a loud explosion that blew out numerous windows and injured hundreds of people. And Hollywood had nothing to do with it!

Naturally, Hollywood's version is a bit more... destructive, though the explosion in Deep Impact came from a comet, which tends to be much larger than a meteor. 

Unlike Deep Impact, the explosion in Russia came from a meteor, which is rock that most likely broke off from a larger asteroid or comet. Coincidentally, an asteroid is set to pass by Earth today, though experts claim there's no connection between the two.

So what does this mean, exactly? Well it doesn't mean the world is ending, so don't worry about that. These meteors fall to Earth all the time, mostly over water where we don't notice them. This is the rare meteor that's crossed over land, freakishly resembling many of the related sci-fi movies we grew up loving. Thankfully no serious injuries have been reported, and while the videos are pretty breathtaking, we're totally fine with this sort of event remaining on the big screen.

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