Meteorite http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33130/all en Possible meteor shower reported in eastern Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/possible-meteor-shower-reported-eastern-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHELYABINSK, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A powerful blast rocked the Russian region of the Urals early on Friday with bright objects, identified as possible meteorites, falling from the sky, emergency officials said.</p> <p>"It was definitely not a plane," an emergency official told Reuters, without elaborating. "We are gathering the bits of information and have no data on the casualties so far."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/possible-meteor-shower-reported-eastern-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteor shower Meteorite Sverdlovsk Oblast Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:45:23 +0000 5756313 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Meteor shower causes damage in Urals: Russian agencies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/urgent-meteor-shower-causes-damage-urals-russian-agencies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A meteor shower caused explosions in the lower atmosphere above central Russia and the Urals region on Friday, blowing out windows and causing injuries, agencies reported, citing officials.</p> <p>"There was a meteor shower, without fragments falling to the ground. A meteorite exploded above the Chelyabinsk region (of the Urals). The shock wave blew out windows in several places," an emergencies ministry spokesman told the Interfax news agency. </p> <p>The interior ministry, quoted by the same agency, said some people had been injured by flying glass at a school in Chelyabinsk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/urgent-meteor-shower-causes-damage-urals-russian-agencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorite AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:46:00 +0000 5756323 at http://www.globalpost.com Meteor shower causes damage, injuries in Russian Urals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/meteor-shower-causes-damage-injuries-russian-urals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A meteor shower caused explosions in the lower atmosphere above Russia's Urals region on Friday, blowing out windows in some areas and leaving several people injured, officials and agencies reported.</p> <p> "A meteorite exploded above the Chelyabinsk region (of the Urals). The shock wave blew out windows in several places," but no meteor fragments hit the ground, an emergencies ministry spokesman told the Interfax news agency. </p> <p>"According to the preliminary information, four people were injured by flying glass," the ministry added. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/meteor-shower-causes-damage-injuries-russian-urals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorite AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:00:27 +0000 5756332 at http://www.globalpost.com Meteor shower sows panic in central Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/meteor-shower-sows-panic-central-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A meteor shower rained down on central Russia on Friday, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris exploded in the air, blew out windows and left several people injured, officials and agencies reported.</p> <p>"A meteorite disintegrated above the Urals (mountain range in central Russia), partially burning up in the lower atmosphere," the local office of the national emergencies ministry said in a satement.</p> <p>"Fragments of the meteorite reached Earth, falling in sparsely populated areas in the Chelyabinsk region," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/meteor-shower-sows-panic-central-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorite AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:45:37 +0000 5756351 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Meteorite explodes over Russia, more than 1,000 injured http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-150-hurt-meteorite-hits-central-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Windows shattered, car alarms sound in Chelyabinsk</p> <p>* ESA dismisses link with asteroid passing Earth</p> <p>* Meteor fireballs are extremely rare (Adds details on the force of the impact)</p> <p>By Andrey Kuzmin</p> <p>CHELYABINSK, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a vast area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured 1,200 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/update-1-150-hurt-meteorite-hits-central-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chelyabinsk Entertainment Meteor shower Meteorite Technology Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:45:51 +0000 5756400 at http://www.globalpost.com Stay away from meteorites, government tells Russians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/stay-away-meteorites-government-tells-russians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's authorities on Friday cautioned residents of the Urals to stay away from any unidentified objects after a meteor dramatically burned up above the region, with a precious meteorite apparently plunging into a local lake.</p> <p>"Russia's emergency ministry warns all residents of the Urals... not to approach unknown objects," the ministry said on its website, listing several numbers for people to use if they found something unusual.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/stay-away-meteorites-government-tells-russians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chebarkul Chebarkul Lake Meteorite Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:46:00 +0000 5756716 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian meteorite images caught on dashboard cameras http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/russian-meteorite-images-caught-dashboard-cameras <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Russian dashboard cameras catch first images of meteorite</p> <p>* Pervasive use due to crime, corruption on Russian roads</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 15 (Reuters) - It is no coincidence the first videos that captured the images of a meteorite breaking apart over central Russia on Friday were shot from drivers' dashboard cameras.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/russian-meteorite-images-caught-dashboard-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dashboard Disaster Meteorite Road safety Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:30:40 +0000 5757080 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia cleans up after meteor blast injures more than 1,000 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/russia-cleans-after-meteor-blast-injures-more-1000 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Thousands of workers clean up Chelyabinsk</p> <p>* Some people sceptical after no big fragments are found</p> <p>* Emergencies Ministry, Putin push for quick clean-up</p> <p>By Andrey Kuzmin</p> <p>CHELYABINSK, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Thousands of Russian emergency workers went out on Saturday to clear up the damage from a meteor that exploded over the Ural mountains, damaging buildings, shattering windows and showering people with broken glass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/russia-cleans-after-meteor-blast-injures-more-1000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chelyabinsk Meteorite Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:00:04 +0000 5757498 at http://www.globalpost.com Divers scour Russian lake after meteor hurts 1,200 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/divers-scour-russian-lake-after-meteor-hurts-1200 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Divers scoured the bottom of a Russian lake Saturday for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwave hurt 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.</p> <p>The 10-tonne meteor streaked over the Ural Mountains on Friday just as the world braced for a close encounter with a large asteroid, leaving some Russian officials calling for the creation of a global system of space object defence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/divers-scour-russian-lake-after-meteor-hurts-1200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Astronomy Meteorite Planetary defense Technology AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:30:53 +0000 5757561 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia halts search for meteorite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/russia-halts-search-meteorite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian authorities halted their search Sunday for the meteorite that spectacularly struck the Urals last week, leaving about 1,200 people injured and damaging several thousand buildings.</p> <p>The 10-tonne space rock streaked over the Chelyabinsk region in central Russia in a blinding fireball on Friday just as the world was braced for a close encounter with a large asteroid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/russia-halts-search-meteorite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chebarkul Lake Chelyabinsk Meteorite Technology AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:15:53 +0000 5758001 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteor fragments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-claim-discovery-russian-meteor-fragments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists said Monday they had discovered fragments of the meteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia's Ural Mountains creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.</p> <p>The giant piece of space rock streaked over the city of Chelyabinsk in central Russia on Friday with the force of 30 of the nuclear bombs dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II.</p> <p>It exploded a few dozen miles (kilometres) above Earth but its pieces were widely believed to have scattered over large swathes of the industrial region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-claim-discovery-russian-meteor-fragments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chondrite Meteorite Meteorite types Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:45:28 +0000 5758689 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteor fragments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-claim-discovery-russian-meteor-fragments-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists said Monday they had discovered fragments of the meteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia's Ural Mountains creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.</p> <p>The giant piece of space rock streaked over the city of Chelyabinsk in central Russia on Friday with the force of 30 of the nuclear bombs dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II.</p> <p>It exploded a few dozen miles (kilometres) above Earth but its pieces were widely believed to have scattered over large swathes of the industrial region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-claim-discovery-russian-meteor-fragments-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chondrite Meteorite Meteorite types Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:15:14 +0000 5758696 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteorites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-claim-discovery-russian-meteorites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian scientists said Monday they had discovered over 50 fragments of the meteor that struck the Urals last week, creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.</p> <p>The giant piece of space rock streaked spectacularly over the central Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Friday before exploding with the force of 30 of the nuclear bombs dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-claim-discovery-russian-meteorites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chondrite Meteorite Meteorite types Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:00:56 +0000 5758837 at http://www.globalpost.com "Meteorite rush" begins as Russian scientists find fragments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/meteorite-rush-begins-russian-scientists-find-fragments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hundreds hurt by meteor explosion, shockwave</p> <p>* Scientists say 53 small meteorite fragments found</p> <p>* Hunters hope pieces worth 40 times the price of gold</p> <p>By Alissa de Carbonnel</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/meteorite-rush-begins-russian-scientists-find-fragments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meteorite Meteorite types Meteorites Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:15:03 +0000 5758841 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>"Meteorite rush" begins as Russian scientists find fragments</p> <p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece. Friday's blast and ensuing shockwave shattered windows, injured almost 1,200 people and caused about $33 million worth of damage, said local authorities.</p> Meteorite Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:15:41 +0000 5758946 at http://www.globalpost.com