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INTERACTIVE CHELYABINSK QUIZ
On 15 February 2013, a fireball blazed across the sky over the Ural Mountains in Russia. The asteroid broke up over the Chelyabinsk region, injuring inhabitants below and leaving destruction in its wake.
AN INTERACTIVE VIDEO OF THE CHELYABINSK EVENT
Re-experience February 15, 2013. The day a meteor exploded over Russia
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Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia.