Cheliábinsk crater

The Chelyabinsk blast was a meteoric event during the morning of February 15, 2013 in the city of the same name, located in Russia, in the southern part of the Urals, at approximately 09:20 local time (03:15 UTC).

The meteoroid flew through several provinces and the city of Chelyabinsk at the moment of entering the terrestrial atmosphere, until impacting to 80 km away from the city. The soil reached between 4000 and 6000 kg of meteorites, including a fragment of about 650 kg that was later recovered in Lake Chebarkul.

Thanks to the work of the Russian police, these images of a hole in the ice, which, according to the Ministry, it is an impact of the meteorite seen before in the Urals region, in Lake Chebarkul about 80 kilometers west of Chelyabinsk.

The meteorite crossed the sky and exploded, sending fireballs crashing to the ground that destroyed buildings and windows, injuring more than 500 people.

The meteor released an energy of 500 kilotons, thirty times superior to the bomb of Hiroshima, and exploded at approximately 20,000 meters height. It followed an orbit that approached the Sun, thus moved away to the asteroid belt.


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