Happy Birthday to the Chelyabinsk meteorite which fell over Russia on Feb 15, 2013. The meteorite exploded at altitude and the resulting shockwave damaged buildings and injured thousands of witnesses. Specimens and displays available at - www.galactic-stone.com - This photo shows the recovery of the main mass from the chilly and murky depths of Lake Chebarkul - #Chelyabinsk #Russia #Meteorite #Space #astronomy #geology #Chebarkul #asteroid #comet #Tunguska #meteoriten #meteoryt #meteorit
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.
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