Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meteor strike in Russia injures hundreds (NewsyWorld video)

Feb 15, 2013. A meteor hit the Russian city Chelyabinsk on Friday. Hundreds were left with minor injuries and two are in intensive care.


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Watch the video and answer the following questions. (Click here to watch the video on YouTube.)
  1. What happened at a Russian city early on Friday morning?
  2. Were any deaths reported?
  3. How many people were injured?
  4. What kind of injuries did they mostly suffer?
  5. Were any people seriously injured?
  6. How much did the meteor weigh before entering the earth's atmosphere?
  7. How much damage did the shock wave cause?
  8. When and where did the Tunguska event happen?
  9. What effects did it have?
  10. Why, according to the professor, is there no connection between the recent strike and asteroid 2012 DA14?

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2013 Chelyabinsk meteor trace.jpg
"2013 Chelyabinsk meteor trace" by Alex Alishevskikh - Flickr: Meteor trace. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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