Chelyabinsk meteorite fragment

Chelyabinsk meteorite fragment

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Chelyabinsk meteorite fragment. The meteoroid and meteor (Chelyabinsk Event) that produced numerous meteorite fragments occurred at around 09:20 local time (03:20 UTC) on 15 February 2013 over Russia's Chelyabinsk region. The meteoroid weighed several thousand tons, reaching an altitude of around 20 kilometres before exploding in an airblast. The largest fragments found were around 10 centimetres across. This fragment weighs 283 grams, and is classified as an LL5 ordinary chondrite.

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