By Skip Daverman
MOSCOW – A giant asteroid landed safely 30 miles outside of Moscow today thanks to the efforts of Russian superhero, Ural.
The asteroid, estimated at least a mile in diameter, was headed towards the heart of Russia today. Ural flew into space to try and divert the rock but was unable to do so. He was able to slow the rock’s speed enough to land it safely on the ground with a minimal crater. Russian authorities rushed to the scene as the asteroid’s outer shell began to crack. And then it glowed.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Ural. “Asteroids don’t glow like this. At first I thought it was just the heat from flying through the atmosphere, but it’s been an hour. The rock is cooled. This cannot be good.”
Russian authorities cleared the area as best as possible while Ural and a team of scientists monitored the asteroid. One scientist expected a long night.