February 27, 2013
Origin of Russian Meteorite Determined
Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today
Just a week after a huge fireball streaked across the skies of the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, astronomers published a paper that reconstructs the orbit and determines the origins of the space rock that exploded about 14-20 km (8-12.5 miles) above Earth’s surface, producing a shockwave that damaged buildings and broke windows.
TAGGED: Russia, Meteorites