Meteorite wreaks havoc in Russia’s Urals


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It’s not been quite average morning in Russia.  People in the Urals region have seen burning objects raining down from the sky after a meteorite exploded above the Earth.  If you ever wonder what the dinosaurs saw on the day of impact well here ya go.   People are just driving into work and all of a sudden a massive flash in the sky,  brighter than the sun and an explosion sounding off you might think are we under attack?  Around 950 people have sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk alone because of the disaster, Army units found three meteorite debris impact sites, two of which are in an area near Chebarkul Lake, west of Chelyabinsk. The third site was found some 80 kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Zlatoust. One of the fragments that struck near Chebarkul left a crater six meters in diameter.  According to estimates by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the space object weighed about 10 tons before entering Earth’s atmosphere.  Chelyabinsk administration’s website said nearly 3,000 buildings were damaged to varying extents by the meteor shower in the city, including 34 medical facilities and 361 schools and kindergartens.  The total amount of window glass shattered amounts to 100,000 square meters.

NASA scientists said that the incident is not connected to  the approach of 2012 DA14, which measures 45 to 95 meters in diameter and will be passing by Earth tonight at around 19:25 GMT, at the record close distance of 27,000 kilometers (16,777 miles).

Video uploaded by U Tube user Андрей Борисович Королев  (Un Frickin Real!)

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Impact site Chebarkul Lake

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