UPDATED — Meteor explodes over Russia, injuring more than 1,000 people and spreading panic
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In a screen grab from video taken by a dashboard camera, a streak could be seen in the sky on a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan to the Chelyabinsk region in Russia.

METEOR EXPLODES OVER RUSSIA . . . injuring more than 1,000 people and spreading panic in a city of 1 million as it blasted out windows . . .

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UPDATE — 

1. A collection of Russian meteor strike videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx0y_xxEQ4_fBHB_x4tSujJNcgcjporba

2. From Space Weather News (http://spaceweather.com):

"The meteoroid entered the atmosphere just as asteroid 2012 DA14 was approaching Earth for a record-setting close approach later in the day.  

"However, NASA says there is no connection between the two: the Russian meteor and 2012 DA14 have different trajectories. A cosmic coincidence? Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates."

Last modified: February 16. 2013 9:18AM
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