Russian Meteorite

The meteor, which scientists estimate to have been roughly 15 meters across and with a mass of 10-11 tons, has caused widespread damage and 1,000 injuries across the Chelyabinsk region, approximately 900 miles east of Moscow.

Most of the damage was created from the shockwave when the meteorite exploded in the stratosphere.

The European Meteosat-10 satellite captured the precise moment that the meteor entered Russian airspace over Chelyabinsk at 33,000mph.


Three impact sites have been found

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