A huge meteorite flew over Urals and finally exploded above Chelyabinsk city

Meteorite Falls in Russia

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A huge meteorite estimated to be weighing 10 tonne, entered Earth’s atmosphere and fell near Chelyabinsk, a Russian city in the Ural Mountains. It fell shortly after 9 a.m. local time. The Meteorite looked like a bright fireball speeding across the sky leaving a thick white trail. Many people who saw it at first thought that it was a rocket.

The impact of meteorite damaged buildings, shattered windows, shook the ground and injured hundreds of people.

Meteorite impact formed a six-metre crater near Lake Chebarkul.


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