Airburst from Meteorite Injures Hundreds in Russia

About 9:20 am local time on February 15, 2013, the sounds of explosions in Chelyabinsk, Russia, announced the arrival of a meteorite in the skies above the city (1500 km east of Moscow). The meteorite exploded, generating fragments that peppered the city, injuring over 500 people mainly from broken glass. For more on the story, see http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/15/us-russia-meteorite-idUSBRE91E05Z20130215. Meteors are referred to as meteorites when they hit the ground, which they clearly did in this case!


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