The vision emerging of the meteor exploding over the central Russian city of Chelyabinsk is rather impressive. When you hear the explosion from the fireball, you can see why hundred were injured when windows were shattered. It is also a reminder of why we shouldn’t be ignoring space. Sadly with budgets for space exploration and research being slashed, the chances of picking up one of these coming in lessens. If it had been just a bit bigger and hit the ground, then attitudes might change.
You can see why there might have been a lot of injuries from flying glass. The bright flashes would have attracted people to the windows and then the explosion would have broke the glass.