Today:Neil deGrasse Tyson: Radar could not detect meteorite
Season 2013 : Episode 0215 on
15: The astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City talks about the meteorite that hit the Ural Mountains area in Russia, saying such an event could happen “perhaps once a decade,” and explaining that it was the shock wave as the meteorite entered the atmosphere and exploded that broke so much glass.
Russia's authorities on Friday cautioned residents of the Urals to stay away from any unidentified objects after a meteor dramatically burned up above the region, with a precious meteorite apparently plunging into a local lake. Duration: 00:46
Over 400 people were injured on Friday when a meteor burned up above the central Russian city of Chelyabinsk, unleashing a shock wave that shattered panes of glass, the emergencies ministry said. Duration: 00:40