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A meteorite exploded above Russia on Friday morning. It was just like a from a science fiction movie. People watched the , swimming pool-sized rock fly across the sky and then . It entered the Earth's atmosphere and looked like a giant star. The power of the damaged many buildings and smashed thousands of windows. The city of Chelyabinsk had no gas or Internet for a time after the meteor shower came down. Thousands of people went to hospital for treatment. Many of them had cuts from flying glass. They did not know the shock from the explosion would be so dangerous and so much damage.

The Russian army found three giant in the earth where different parts of the meteorite hit the . One crater was six metres . The craters were 80 km . Investigators are the sites of where the meteorites came down to see if they are . The police have sealed off the areas to protect the public. Scientists working at the site said the meteor was rock and iron. They said it is the largest meteorite to hit the Earth for 100 years. NASA that the meteor weighed around 7,000 tons and exploded with the power of 20 atomic bombs. Russian newspapers say that some people are now to sell rocks from the meteorite for $15 each.

 


 
 

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