Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Part of The Chelyabinsk Meteorite Coming to Field Musuem

One of the more fascinating and bizarre stories thus far this year was The Chelyabinsk Meteorite suddenly barreling down on Russia.  Well part of that is apparently coming to the Sloop (via Chicagoist):
Remember the fireball that exploded over Russia in February? Well a chunk of that meteorite is coming to Chicago's Field Museum.  
The Chelyabinsk Meteorite was spotted on Feb. 15, and with a mass of about 11,000 metric tons, it was the largest object to fall on Earth since the Tunguska event of 1908. About 1,500 people were injured due to debris and broken glass.
It also gives us the opportunity to post a YouTube video with some amazing footage:

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