Thomson ReutersFebruary 15, 2013 04:45
* Windows shattered, car alarms sound in Chelyabinsk
* ESA dismisses link with asteroid passing Earth
* Meteor fireballs are extremely rare (Adds details on the force of the impact)
By Andrey Kuzmin
CHELYABINSK, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people.