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Chelyabinsk Meteor Equaled Nearly 30 Hiroshima Bombs

During its surprise appearance the fireball was brighter than the sun.

RELATED TAGS: METEORS & ASTEROIDS

At about 9:20 a.m. local time Feb. 15, a fireball brighter than the sun streaked across the sky near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in southwestern Siberia. It exploded half a minute later, creating a powerful shock wave that destroyed about 4,000 buildings and shattered some 328,000 square feet of windows. Flying glass injured more than 1,500 people.

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