Well, hey — nothing can make you feel like you’re living in an alternative reality faster than a meteor blasting through the atmosphere, rattling your windows, and injuring over 500 people. As you’ve probably heard already, this happened in Siberia today. The New York Times has a report with some good video HERE.
The meteor is not related to the large asteroid passing earth later today, by the way. To watch the asteroid D14’s flyby live this afternoon (2:25 EST), see Science Friday’s NASA Stream HERE, or Clay Center Observatory’s webcast HERE.