Photos: Russian Meteor Explosion of Feb. 15, 2013

Locations of Chelyabinsk Meteorite Finds


Confirmed locations of meteorite finds. Numbers indicate meteor altitude in km. Image released Nov. 6, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Lake Chebarkul Meteorite Fragments


Meteorite fragments recovered from the ice-covered Lake Chebarkul. Image released Nov. 6, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Optical Image of Chelyabinsk C4


Optical image of Chelyabinsk C4, broken along a shock vein that terminated at the fusion crust on the left. The shock vein surface is warped like that of a shatter cone. Scale bar is in mm (main markers: cm). Image released Nov. 6, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Meteor Trail Over Russia: Feb. 15

Russian Emergency Ministry

What appears to be a meteor trail over eastern Russia is seen in this image released Feb. 15, 2013, by the Russian Emergency Ministry. The meteor fall included a massive blast, according to Russian reports.

Russian Meteor Streak of Feb. 15, 2013

Russia Today

This video screenshot shows the fireball from a meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, creating a shockwave that shattered windows and injured more than 1,000 people.

Russian Meteor Explosion Map: Feb. 15, 2013

Google Earth, NASA/JPL-Caltech

A meteor seen flying over Russia on Feb. 15 at 3:20: 26 UTC impacted Chelyabinsk. Preliminary information is that this object was unrelated to asteroid 2012 DA14, which made a safe pass by Earth on the same day.

Chelyabinsk Orbit Around Sun


The estimated orbit around the Sun of the Chelyabinsk object. It illustrates the orbits of Venus, Mars and Earth, together with the Sun and Earth at impact. The illustration is based on data provided by Dr. Peter Brown.

Huge Russian Meteor Blast is Biggest Since 1908 (Infographic)

Karl Tate, contributor

The Feb. 15, 2013 meteor blast over Chelyabinsk, Russia, damaged hundreds of buildings and injured more than 1,000 people. [See the full graphic]

Chelyabinsk, Russia Meteorite Fragment

Ural Federal University

This photo released by Russia's Ural Federal University shows a small rock thought to be a meteorite from the Feb. 15, 2013, fireball that exploded over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia.

Chelyabinsk, Russia Meteorite Fragment and Scientist

Ural Federal University

A Ural Federal University scientist works with a small fragment thought to be a meteorite from the Feb. 15, 2013, fireball over the Chelyabinsk region.

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