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A natural fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite.

Specimen Name: Chelyabinsk

Specimen Type: Chondrite

Location of Find: Russia

Date of Find: 2013

The extremely bright Chelyabinsk meteor was seen over Russia in 2013 when a near-Earth 20m (66 ft) asteroid fell through the atmosphere.  The light from the meteor was brighter than the Sun, visible up to 100 km (62 mi) away. Images of the fireball were captured by many video cameras.  Some eyewitnesses also felt intense heat from the fireball.

Due to its high velocity and shallow angle of atmospheric entry, the object exploded in an air burst over Chelyabinsk Oblast at a height of around 29.7 km (18.5 mi).  The explosion generated a hot cloud of dust and gas leaving many surviving small fragmentary meteorites.  

Own one of those fragments today!

The meteorite comes in a small plastic casing with foam to protect each fragment. As well as a Specimen Identification Card for you to display at home. This is perfect as a gift!

Each of our Chelyabinsk fragments is similar to the one shown in the image, however no two fragments are identical.


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