February 27, 2013

Origin of Russian Meteorite Determined

Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today

AP Photo

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.

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TAGGED: Russia, Meteorites