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

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."

The Chelyabinsk meteor burned brighter than the sun and exploded with the force of 500 kilotonnes of TNT

A building-sized asteroid came scarily close to Earth and we didn't see it coming

The Chelyabinsk meteor burned brighter than the sun and exploded with the force of 500 kilotonnes of TNT

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.

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.

A view of the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor, which laid bare the planet’s vulnerability because it was not detected before it exploded in the sky

A building-sized asteroid came scarily close to Earth and we didn't see it coming

A view of the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor, which laid bare the planet’s vulnerability because it was not detected before it exploded in the sky

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake

Meteorite pulled from Russian lake

A fragment of one of the world's largest meteorites, which landed on earth back in February, was finally pulled out from Lake Chebarkul, reportedly breaking the scale after reaching the lb mark.

Scientists have now announced that the the trajectory of the meteorite that struck Russia earlier today (2013-02-15) was “significantly different” than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, which is due to sweep past Earth at 19:25 UTC on February 15, 2013.

Scientists have now announced that the the trajectory of the meteorite that struck Russia earlier today (2013-02-15) was “significantly different” than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, which is due to sweep past Earth at 19:25 UTC on February 15, 2013.

Infographic: huge meteor explosion over Russia is compared to the Tunguska event

Infographic: huge meteor explosion over Russia is compared to the Tunguska event

(Jan 2014) Sochi Olympic medals will contain fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteor

Sochi Olympic medals will contain fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteor that slammed into Russia last year

(Jan 2014) Sochi Olympic medals will contain fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteor

People look at what is believed to be a chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteor in Russia in 2013

People look at what is believed to be a chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteor in Russia in 2013

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