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Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion

The unforeseen arrival of the Chelyabinsk meteor and the violence of its impact were a wake-up call, said one of the study authors

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Chelyabinsk meteorite hit the Earth like a warning shot fired from space

12/30/2013 - Chelyabinsk meteorite hit the Earth like a warning shot fired from space - the meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth

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Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion

11/07/2013 - Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion - at its most intense, meteor fireball glowed 30 times brighter than the sun causing skin and retinal burns, say researchers

Massive Asteroid On Collision Course With Earth – 20 Times Bigger Than The Chelyabinsk Meteor! | Alien UFO Sightings

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Russia meteor's origin tracked down

Russia meteor's origin tracked down / La meteorite caduta in Russia era un asteroide di tipo Apollo della fascia di asteroidi tra Giove e Marte

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What Hit Siberia 100 Years Ago? Tunguska Event Still Puzzles Scientists

One of the best-known recorded impacts in modern times was the Tunguska event, which occurred in Siberia, Russia, in 1908. The 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor event is the only known such event to result in a large number of casualties, and the Chelyabinsk meteor is the largest recorded object to have encountered the Earth since the Tunguska event

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Spacewatch: A year since the Chelyabinsk meteor

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

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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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