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Chelyabinsk meteorite hit the Earth like a warning shot fired from space

Just after sunrise on 15 February 2013, as commuters made their way along snow-covered roads to Chelyabinsk in south-west Russia, the clear blue sky was torn by a hurtling lump of space rock. The meteorite appeared without warning, out of the sun, on a shallow trajectory. It thumped into the atmosphere…

Meteor that bombed Russia left telltale tracks seen from space

Meteor that bombed Russia left telltale tracks seen from space (via The Christian Science Monitor) In this frame grab made from dashboard camera video, a meteor streaks through the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February. It exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs. (AP) When a huge meteor blazed…

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