Meteorite Causes Hurt For Over A Thousand People
The number of people injured by a comet on earth up until the end of 2012 could probably have been counted in single figures but 2013 saw that change dramatically.
On February 15th 2013 a comet that weighed over 12,000 tonnes which was over 20 metres wide and traveling at around 60 times more than the speed of sound hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
It exploded into the city with the power of what could have been explained as an atomic bomb and caused devastation in its wake.
Such was the power of this explosion that thousands of windows blew out causing thousands of people to be hurt. Not only shattering windows but mass destruction caused havoc for many once the meteorite had finished its landing.