Yesterday morning a meteor exploded above Chelyabinsk, Russia. The blast released 300 kilotons of energy and damaged hundreds of buildings. 1000 people were injured mainly from flying glass. The meteor was not that big weighing 7 tons and being around 50 ft long when it hit earths atmosphere it was traveling at 40,000 mph this is why the shockwave was so strong. This all happened on the same day the huge asteroid 2012 DA14 came within 17,000 miles of Earth but scientists say they are not connected.
My question is if something like this can slip by the government what else can? The excuse is that objects that small are hard to track. I dont buy it, something the size of a bus is not that difficult to track. The talking heads say they are working on a system to vaporize meteors in space and a warning system to alert to threats from space objects. These are all still in the works.