A trail from a cloudy strip, left over from the Chelyabinsk meteorite. Picture taken February 15, 2013. Here you can trace the way in which the near-Earth object approached the Earth’s atmospheric layer. The goal was Chelyabinsk (Russia). In diameter, the object occupied 20 m.
The asteroid exploded at an altitude of 30 km, forming a bright and red-hot flash with a gas cloud, as well as a powerful shock wave. Her strength was so great that she took out the windows in the buildings and destroyed part of the buildings. Subsequent reports from the media said that about 1,500 witnesses suffered from scattered fragments, metal and concrete parts. No deaths were reported.