Midland scientist predicts increase in objects falling from the sky as Earth nears debris field in space
We hope you enjoyed the Chelyabinsk event, says a UK scientist, cause there's more coming!
A leading Birmingham astronomer has predicted Midland sky watchers will see an increase in spectacular meteors like the one which hurtled into Russia at 17,000mph.
More than 500 people were reportedly injured when the basketball-sized fragment smashed into the Ural mountains, close to the border with Kazakhstan, at about 5.20am yesterday.
The meteor was so bright, as it pierced the skies over Russia, that would have outshone the sun, Great Barr scientist Andrew Lound said.
Its impact created a crater six metres wide, but it was the shockwaves which caused the most devastation, blowing out windows and destroying buildings in cities thousands of kilometres away.