'Name That Space Rock' Great infographic that clearly & concisely shows differences between a comet, asteroid, meteoroid, meteor & meteorite. (Credit and copyright: Tim Lillis) Mona Evans, "Meteor or Meteorite & Other Posers"
A meteoroid fell to Earth on February 15, streaking some 20 to 30 kilometers above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia at 9:20am local time. Initially traveling at about 20 kilometers per second, its explosive deceleration after impact with the lower atmosphere created a flash brighter than the Sun.
- vanishing: Russia, February 14th, 2013. exploding meteor that went BANG 10 thousand metres above and yet blew most if not ALL the windows in the town. NOTE: we have no chance if one blew up closer to a bigger city.......Governments around the WORLD take note.. PLEASE.