Half-ton Hunk of Meteorite

Date: 15/11/2013

Divers pulled a 1.5 metre, half-ton hunk of meteorite from the Chelyabinsk meteor that
streaked across skies in February. The large black fragment smashed a six metre-wide hole into the ice covering Lake Chebarkul in Russia. While a massive meteorite fragment, it’s a tiny portion of the original missile, a roughly 17m-wide space rock that travelled about 64,000kmh and vaporised roughly 20km above the surface, resulting in an explosion measured between 300 and 500 kilotons, roughly the same as a modern nuclear bomb, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

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