ASTEROID EXPLODES OVER RUSSIA By Nabarup Ganguly, Department of Geography

The largest blast on Earth caused by a space rock in more than a century occurred on February 15 when a small asteroid exploded over the town of Chelyabinsk in tophe Ural Mountain region of Russia. The asteroid streaked across the sky and then exploded in a fireball, creating a sonic boom, damaging hundreds of buildings in the town, and causing serious injuries to more than 1,500 people. According to scientists, the asteroid was originally probably 17 to 20 metres in size and weighed roughly 10,000 metric tons and was travelling at about 64,800 km per hour when it entered the atmosphere. Because it entered Earth’s atmosphere at high speed and at a shallow angle, it released a tremendous amount energy, fragmented at high altitude, and produced a shower of pieces of various sizes that fell to the ground as meteorites.

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About Sri Nabarup Ganguly

1) Associate Researcher, 2) Morphologist, Hydrologist, Ekistics, Geoengineer, Fluviologist, 3) IARC, Outreach Division, RIO+20 Brazil, S.America, 4) Utah Alliance, New Mexico, 5) RS & Geographical Information System, ISRO, 6) CBCS Syllabus Committee Inplementator, 7) Life Member of WEO, REEF, UGA, ISEIS, NGSEF, MTBE, IGA, IGI, 8) National Geographic Society, Exploration Geophysics, 9) M.Sc. in (Geography & Disaster Management), M.A. in Education, B.Ed, 10) First Class First, Rank holder, Gold Medallist, Author & Life Member; Guide and Counsellor, 11) Inventor (Tripura State Council For Science & Technology), 12) Geographer, Department of Geography, 13) Teacher Innovator, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India 14) Geoelectrical and Potential Zoner 15) Petrographic Analyser 16) Seismic Analyser, Ground Water Potential Zoner 17) Annual Member of European Geoscience Union 18) Life Member of Indian Science Congress, etc...

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