Remember that massive meteor that crashed into the Russian town of Chelyabinsk back in February of last year? The country’s officials now have some big plans for the space rock. Ten lucky Olympians will receive medals made from the meteor, in addition to the gold ones officially sanctioned as part of the medal ceremonies. Olympic organizers should be aware that giving a stone from the dark corners of the universe—that we can’t be completely sure doesn’t have unknown powers—to an Olympic athlete is basically the recipe for creating a real life comic book superhero ... Discuss


A 10-ton meteor that streaked over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk injured more than 900 people when it sent a shock blast through the area. Most of the injuries are not thought to be serious, but an estimated 270 buildings had windows blown out. There’s also reports that 6000 square feet of a factory building roof completely collapsed. It’s unclear whether or not anyone was hit by actual fragments of the meteor, but officials believe the meteor ended up landing in a nearby reservoir. Amateur videos (like the one below) have been uploaded to YouTube showing the trail of the meteor, followed by a massive sonic boom. Scientists say that the meteor is unrelated to the asteroid 2012 DA14 that is scheduled to make the closest pass by Earth ever recorded later today … Discuss