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Today in History, Sept. 25

The meteorite exploded 30 kilometres off the ground. Sarah Stierch

Eleven years ago today, on Sept. 25, 2002, a meteorite exploded 30 kilometers above the ground, landing between the town of Bodaybo and the village of Balakhna.

The explosion caused a bright glow in the sky which could be observed at a distance of 150 kilometers.

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