Hail of Meteorite Fragments Over Chelyabinsk

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A meteorite shower struck Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15.

A meteorite shower struck Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15.

© Photo : Ivan BezmenovA meteorite shower struck Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15.
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A meteorite shower struck Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15.
© Photo : Ministry of Emergency SituationsSpace monitors captured images of the flaring meteorite shower in the lower atmosphere. According to preliminary information from the Russian Emergencies Ministry, a huge rock entered the Earth’s atmosphere and scattered over the Urals region.
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Space monitors captured images of the flaring meteorite shower in the lower atmosphere. According to preliminary information from the Russian Emergencies Ministry, a huge rock entered the Earth’s atmosphere and scattered over the Urals region.
© RIA NovostiThe republic’s administration has been flooded with calls from people who were injured during the meteorite shower.
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The republic’s administration has been flooded with calls from people who were injured during the meteorite shower.
© RIA NovostiWindows from high-rise buildings were shattered during the meteorite shower.
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Windows from high-rise buildings were shattered during the meteorite shower.
© Photo : Dmitriy YaitsevThe Chelyabinsk administration has said that radiation readings are at normal levels.
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The Chelyabinsk administration has said that radiation readings are at normal levels.
© Photo : Evgeniy IletskiyThe flashes and fireball from the meteorite were not only witnessed in Chelyabinsk, but also reported from Yekaterinburg and Tyumen, as well as the Kurgan region and Kazakhstan’s northern territory of Kostanaya.
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The flashes and fireball from the meteorite were not only witnessed in Chelyabinsk, but also reported from Yekaterinburg and Tyumen, as well as the Kurgan region and Kazakhstan’s northern territory of Kostanaya.
© Photo : Alexei BulaevThe meteorite shower may be part of an asteroid that is to pass by Earth later on Friday.
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The meteorite shower may be part of an asteroid that is to pass by Earth later on Friday.
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