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    The Blast From Five Years Ago: The Chelyabinsk Meteor Conspiracy Theories

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    Five years ago a near-Earth asteroid exploded in the atmosphere near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, making headlines around the world and even worming its way into a Hollywood movie.

    The Chelyabinsk meteor's sudden appearance, as it was apparently undetected before atmospheric entry, and the massive explosion caused, which resulted in over a 1,000 people being injured (mostly by broken glass from windows blown out by the shockwave), spawned a number of conspiracy theories.


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