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Meteorite explodes in Russia

Posted at: 02/15/2013 10:48 PM

Russian officials say almost a thousand people were hurt when a meteorite exploded over Russia Friday. Most of the injuries were from broken glass.

Experts estimate the ten ton meteor traveled at about 33,000 miles per hour. Windows shattered and the roof of a factory collapsed.

This is on the same day an asteroid half the size of a football field sailed closer to Earth than any other known object of its size.

An expert from RIT talked with News10NBC's Lia Lando on Roc City Tonight Friday.