Chelyabinsk Destroyed Factory Display, Historic Russian Meteorite Impact

$24.00
Chelyabinsk Destroyed Factory Display, Historic Russian Meteorite Impact

Description

This handsome display features a small sample of the Chelyabinsk meteorite encased in a removable specimen jar. The specimen is set against a color photo of a lead factory building in Russia that was destroyed by the impact shockwave. This display would be ideal for collecting, display, or outreach use.

On February 15, 2013, a spectacular bolide streaked across the sky of Siberia and the town of Chelyabinsk. The bolide was so big and bright, that many people ran to their windows to look at it - a minute later a massive shockwave from the impact slammed the city, causing major damage. A factory wall collapsed and thousands of windows were broken by the pressure. Hundreds of people were injured by flying glass and debris. 

This was the most devastating meteorite impact in Russia since Tunguska nearly a century ago. Unlike Tunguska (which was likely an icy comet), the Chelyabinsk meteorite was made of dense stone, so many fragments and meteorites survived the impact and are scattered across a large strewnfield. 

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a display like the one shown. Note, your sample fragment may differ slightly in appearance from the one shown - each fragment is unique.