STORIES FROM THE VAULT: Space Rocks

On a February morning in 2013, a meteor traveled through the skies above Russia’s Ural Mountain region. Scientists estimated the meteor had a force 20 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, however it exploded at a much higher altitude and the atmosphere acted as a shield. The meteor’s intense flash of light was momentarily brighter than the sun and its shockwave shattered more than a million square feet of glass, which left approximately a thousand people injured.

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