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What year did meteor hit Russia?

The Chelyabinsk meteor was a superbolide that entered Earth’s atmosphere over the southern Ural region in Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC).

What was the Tunguska object?

Tunguska explosion largest in recorded history This type of atmospheric explosion was still enough to cause massive damage to the forest in the region. Scientists determined the object was most likely a stony asteroid approximately the size of a 25-story building.

What was the name of the meteor that exploded in Russia?

The terms fireball and bolide are used interchangeably, although technically, bolide refers to a fireball that explodes in the atmosphere. On Feb. 15, 2013, a meteor exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.

What kind of meteorite hit Chelyabinsk in 2013?

In April 2015, a study in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggested Chelyabinsk had been a part of asteroid 2014 UR116. This sample of the Chelyabinsk meteorite from the 2013 meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, shows a network of thin impact melt veins (dark lines) and impact melt pockets (dark blobs).

How big was the meteor that hit Earth in March 2013?

On 1 March 2013 NASA published a detailed synopsis of the event, stating that at peak brightness (at 09:20:33 local time), the meteor was 23.3 km high, located at 54.8°N, 61.1°E. At that time it was travelling at about 18.6 kilometres per second (67,000 km/h; 42,000 mph) —almost 60 times the speed of sound.

Which is stronger Tunguska meteor or Chelyabinsk meteor?

The explosion was pegged as 30 to 40 times stronger than the atomic bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. Chelyabinsk, however, did not produce as much of a blast as the Tunguska meteor, another object that exploded over Siberia in 1908.