Happypuppy wrote:Some astronomers are saying It was a follower. They are chunks of asteroids that proceed or follow the asteroid itself. Very impressive display.
There may be some followers associated with that asteroid, but this one wasn't one of them. According to everything I've seen, including straight from NASA, it's not. One traveled North-South in relation to the earth, and the other traveled South-North, thus they were traveling in opposite directions. Also, since the earth is hurling around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour, and the two events are approximately 14 hours apart - the impact of the meteor in Russia and the closest point of the asteroid - this would put the earth at about 938,000 miles away from where the meteor hit when the asteroid went by.