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Possible Huge Meteorite Fragment Recovered From Russian Fireball

by Elizabeth Howell October 16, 2013

A half-ton meteorite — presumably from the Russian fireball that broke up over Chelyabinsk in February — was dragged up from¬†Lake Chebarkul in the Urals, Russian media reports said. Scientists estimate the chunk is about 1,260 pounds (570 kilograms), but couldn’t get a precise measurement in the field because the bulky bolide broke the scale, […]

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Russian Meteor Experienced Melting Before Slamming Into Earth: Study

by Elizabeth Howell August 28, 2013

A collision or “near miss” caused melting in the Chelyabinsk meteor before it slammed into Earth’s atmosphere this February, causing damage and injuries to hundreds in the remote Russian region. A new study, presented at the¬†Goldschmidt Conference in Florence, Italy, says some meteorite fragments’ composition shows strong evidence of heating, which is an indication of […]

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Russian Meteorite Bits Will Be Used In Some 2014 Olympic Medals

by Elizabeth Howell July 25, 2013

Going for gold in the Sochi Winter Olympics could earn athletes some out-of-this-world rocks. Athletes who top the podium on Feb. 15, 2014 will receive special medals with pieces of the Chelyabinsk meteor that broke up over the remote Russian community on that day in 2013, according to media reports. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Giant Ancient Impact Crater Confirmed in Iowa

by David Dickinson March 6, 2013

A monster lurks under northeastern Iowa. That monster is in the form of a giant buried basin, the result of a meteorite impact in central North America over 470 million years ago. David Dickinson on Google+

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This is NOT the Russian Meteorite Crater

by Jason Major February 16, 2013

There’s been a lot of really incredible videos and images of the meteor that streaked across Russian skies on Feb. 15, 2013… but this isn’t one of them. I recently spotted it on YouTube, uploaded by several users and claiming to be a crater from the meteorite. Whether done purposely to deceive or just in […]

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