1. The Chelyabinsk region of Russia, in the Ural Mountains about 930 miles east of Moscow, was pelted by at least one meteorite on Friday, freaking out residents with bright streaks across the sky and loud, window-shaking explosions.

    No serious injuries have been reported from the blasts, and Russian authorities are providing slightly different explanations for what happened. The growing consensus is that a meteorite exploded about 32,000 feet in the air, scattering smaller chunks around the region. “Verified information indicates that this was one meteorite which burned up as it approached Earth and disintegrated into smaller pieces,” Russian Emergency Ministries official Elena Smirnykh tells Russia’s RIA Novosti.

    There’s some amazing video footage emerging after the explosions. Watch.

     

  2. On Saturday night around 11 p.m., residents of the Richmond Hill subdivision on Indianapolis’ southeast side were shocked by a massive explosion on Fieldfare Way that set several homes ablaze, killing two people, leaving five homes completely destroyed and 26 others severely damaged. Residents described the explosion as a nightmare in which debris rained down on the area like snow, and windows and garage doors a block away from the epicenter were blown out. 

    Indiana has a long history of such accidents, including the 1963 gas blast that ripped through the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds Coliseum killing 74 people and injuring 400 others.

    (Source: theweek.com)