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AGU Fall meeting: The Chelyabinsk, Russia, meteor

The Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor was the largest since the 1908 Tunguska event. The airburst from the meteor on February 15, 2013, injured more than a thousand people and damaged thousands of buildings. It marks the first time scientists can study in detail … Continue reading

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Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor largest since 1908 Tunguska event

Image credit: Google Earth, NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view From the WSJ (NASA JPL Statement follows): The meteor that crashed to earth in Russia was about 55 feet in diameter, weighed around 10,000 tons and was made from a stony material, … Continue reading

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Large meteor in Russia caught on tape – building hit

VIDEO: Large meteorite caught on dash cameras in Russia Image from RT video, see below. People are a little jumpy with news of the close flyby of the asteroid 2012 DA14 tomorrow. This meteor actually hit and destroyed a building. … Continue reading

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