Atmospheric physicist Nick Gorkavyi missed witnessing an event of the century last winter when a meteor exploded over his hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. From Greenbelt, Md., however, NASA’s Gorkavyi and colleagues witnessed a never-before-seen.
Chelyabinsk meteor: More asteroids likely to hit Earth, research says
A meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russiaís Ural Mountains causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 100 people, including many hurt by broken glass.
Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion
Chelyabinsk Meteor- In February, a massive, 12,000-ton meteor—the largest known to hit Earth since 1908—flew through the skies above Chelyabinsk, Russia at 60 times the speed of sound and shattered into pieces. The meteor caused damaged to about 7,200 buildings and caused nearly 1,500 people to seek medical attention for injuries. Luckily, no one was killed; luckier still, dozens of local residents caught the event on cam