• The meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk, February 15, 2013. Photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru.
    • Workers repair a power line near the wall of a local zinc plant which was damaged by a shockwave from a meteor in Chelyabinsk, Russia, February 15, 2013.
    • Debris is shown in the Chelyabinsk region, February 15, 2013. Photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru.
    • The meteorite contrail is seen over the village of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo, February 15, 2013.
    • The meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk, February 15, 2013. Photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru.
    • People stand near a six-meter hole in the ice of a frozen lake, the site of a meteor fall, outside the town of Chebakul in the Chelyabinsk region. Photo: Chelyabinsk Region Police Department
    • Trees in Russia were burned down by the Tunguska meteoroid event in 1908, which was caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment at an altitude of 5-10 kilometers above the Earth's surface.
    • A minivan passes a zinc factory building with about 600 square meters of its roof collapsed in Chelyabinsk, a result of the shockwave from the meteor.
    • A woman cleans away glass debris from a window after the meteorite explosion, February 15, 2013.

    ປະມວນພາບ ສະເກັດດາວຕົກ ສ້າງຄວາມແຕກຕື່ນ ຢູ່ຣັດເຊຍ

    Published February 15, 2013

    A plunging meteor exploded today above central Russia, setting off a shock wave that shattered windows and hurt over 500 people.