Local expert explains meteor that slammed into Russia

Posted on: 1:59 pm, February 15, 2013, by , updated on: 04:38pm, February 15, 2013

Dr. Lee Carkner, chairman of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Augustana College, talks about asteroids and meteors.

An asteroid came near, but did not strike, Earth Friday, February 15, 2013.

Hundreds of people were injured and property damaged when a meteor struck ground in Russia.