meteorAn explosion of unclear origin illuminated the sky over eastern Siberia on Thursday morning, leaving frightened locals to speculate about an asteroid or malfunctioning rocketry, media reports said. The blast, for which no official explanation has been offered, was witnessed by the population of the Kyrgydai village in Russia’s Yakutia region, the Vesti14.ru news website said. Two extremely grainy videos from surveillance cameras documenting the alleged blast – or at least a bright flash in the sky – are available on YouTube. MORE