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Genuine Chelyabinsk Meteorite In Glass Display Box

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Genuine Chelyabinsk Meteorite fragment from Chelyabinsk Region, Russia. This authentic specimen comes in a labeled glass display box with color image and a brief written description. These make amazing gifts as they come perfectly displayed and labeled.

The Chelyabinsk meteor was a superbolide caused by a near-Earth asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on 15 February 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC), with a speed of 19.16 +/- 0.15 kilometres per second (60,000 - 69,000 km/h or 40,000- 42,900 mph). It quickly became a brilliant superbolide meteor over the southern Ural region. The light from the meteor was brighter than the Sun, even at 100 km distance. It was observed over a wide area of the region and in neighboring republics. Eyewitnesses also felt intense heat from the fireball.


8 x 6.5 x .75 inches