Cool Space Stuff: Siberian Meteor

Published February 18, 2013 by jnaomiay

It has been confirmed that a meteor traveling at 46,000 MPH exploded in the atmosphere over the Chelyabinsk Region of  Siberia on Friday.  The resulting explosion that was said to be equivalent to 20 atomic bombs created a hole in a frozen lake, injured more than 1,000 people, blew out windows in 700 schools and 200 hospitals and damaged over 100,000 homes.

Coincidentally,  Asteroid DA2012 DA14 happened to be passing Spaceship Earth on the same day at only 17,100 miles above our heads.

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