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Meteorite Falls Over Siberia


A small meteorite burnt up in the sky above eastern Siberia on Monday, Dec.6.

"A small sized body of cosmic origin fell through the dense layers in the atmosphere and burnt up," a source in the space industry told the Interfax news agency on Monday. "In the process, it gave off a bright glow in the sky over a number of Siberian regions, including the territory of Krasnoyarsk and Khakassia."

Residents in Khakassia managed to catch the falling meteorite on video. No damage was reported. 

In 2013, a meteorite broke up in the sky over Chelyabinsk. Among the fragments, which fell over a large area of the Chelyabinsk region, is a large piece weighing over half a ton - the heaviest such meteorite in the world. 

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