AIR SPACE

Fire in the sky: Nearly 1,100 injured as meteor falls in Russia

A 10-ton meteor streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured nearly 1,100 people and frightened countless more.

Russia Meteorite 2013 8.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: A meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

AP Photo/Chelyabinsk.ru

Russia Meteorite_Hein(4).jpg

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013: A circular hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor reportedly struck the lake near Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, Russia.
AP2013

Russia Meteorite 2013 2.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: A meteorite contrail is seen over a vilage of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo 50 km of Chelyabinsk. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

AP Photo/ Nadezhda Luchinina, E1.ru

still-youtube-potapow.jpg

Still image from youtube video.

still-youtube-potapow-614.jpg

Still image from YouTube video.

still-youtube-potapow-464.jpg

Still image from YouTube video.

still-youtube-potapow-322.jpg

Still image from YouTube video.

Russia Meteorite 2013 1.jpg

Map locates Chelyabinsk, Russia, where a meteor caused explosions in the area.
AP

Russia Meteorite 2013 3.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a meteorite contrail is seen in Chelyabinsk region. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

AP Photo/Sergey Hametov

Russia Meteorite 2013 5.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a meteorite contrail is seen in Chelyabinsk region. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russias Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 1,000 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

AP Photo/Sergey Hametov

Russia Meteorite 2013 6.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo, municipal workers repair a damaged electric power circuit outside a zinc factory building with about 6000 square feet of a roof collapsed after a meteorite exploded over in Chelyabinsk region.

AP2013

Russia Meteorite 2013 4.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a meteorite contrail is seen in Chelyabinsk region.

AP Photo/Sergey Hametov

Russia Meteorite 2013.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera, a minivan passes a zinc factory building with about 6,000 square feet of a roof collapsed in Chelyabinsk.

AP Photo/Valentin Kazakov

APTOPIX Russia Meteor_Hein.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this frame grab made from a video done with a dashboard camera, on a highway from Kostanai, Kazakhstan, to Chelyabinsk region, Russia, provided by Nasha Gazeta newspaper, on Friday, a meteorite contrail is seen. (AP Photo/Nasha Gazeta)
AP2013

Russia Meteorite_Hein.jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru, a woman cleans away glass debris from a window after a meteorite explosion over Chelyabinsk region. (AP Photo/ Yevgenia Yemelyanova)
AP2013

s2.reutersmedia.net.jpeg

February 15, 2013: A man identifying himself as Viktor poses for a photograph after receiving treatment for injuries sustained from a shock wave that followed after a falling object was sighted in the sky in the Urals region, at an emergency room in a hospital in Chelyabinskk, Russia.
Reuters

s2.reutersmedddia.net.jpeg

February 15, 2013: People look at damage to a shop following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Reuters

Russia Meteorite_Hein(1).jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: In this photo provided by E1.ru a meteorite contrail is seen over a vilage of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo.

AP2013

Russia Meteorite_Hein(2).jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: Cars pass by a zinc factory building with its roof collapsed in Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow. There was no immediate clarification of whether the collapse was caused by meteorites or by a shock wave from one of the explosions.

AP

Russia Meteorite_Hein(3).jpg

Feb. 15, 2013: A local resident repairs a window broken by a shock wave from a meteor explosion in Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow.

AP

s1.reutersmedidddddddddddddda.net.jpeg

February 15, 2013: Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk .
Reuters

reuters_pic.jpeg

February 15, 2013: The trail of a falling object is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, in this still image.

Reuters

s2.reutersmedia.net1111.jpeg

February 15, 2013: Broken windows and debris are seen inside a sports hall following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Reuters

Fire in the sky: Nearly 1,100 injured as meteor falls in Russia

A 10-ton meteor streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured nearly 1,100 people and frightened countless more.

More From Our Sponsors