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NASA | NPP Sees Aftermath of the Chelyabinsk Meteor

Debris plume of Chelyabinsk meteor. Some of the bits on the ground will go into Olympic medals, but a plume of fine debris went into the atmosphere. In four days the faster, higher part of the plume (red) went all the way around the northern hemisphere and back to Chelyabinsk. It was tracked by instruments on the Suomi NPP satellite for several months. (Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization)

What We Now Know About The Chelyabinsk Meteor | Popular Science

"As it is, the gold medal winners at the Sochi Olympics will receive commemorative medals that incorporate small pieces of the recovered Chelyabinsk meteorites."


Chelyabinsk meteorite (diameter ~4 cm) showing shock veins. Credit: Science/AAAS

from Slate Magazine

Astronomers May Have Traced the Huge Chelyabinsk Meteor Back to an Asteroid

Has the Chelyabinsk Meteor Parent Asteroid Been Found?

from wordlessTech

Chelyabinsk Meteor Flash

Une photo originale du météore russe qui passa bruyamment au-dessus de la région de Tchelyabinsk le 15 Février 2013, à 9h20 du matin... Belle et effrayante lumière céleste !

from BBC News

Russian Chelyabinsk meteorite pieces go under microscope

Scientists have released microscopic images of fragments of the meteorite that hit central Russia in February. A team from the Ural Federal University was able to analyse some of the dozens of samples as soon as they were found. But the technique they used allowed them to assess the rock's chemical make-up at the microscopic level even as they snapped pictures of the fragments. This will provide extra information on the space rock's formation and journey.


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