Scientists: Russian meteor came from asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

It’s been nearly two weeks since a blazing meteor suddenly appeared over Russia’s Ural region, and exploded seconds later over the city of Chelyabinsk. The destruction it caused is well documented: $33 million in estimated damage, 1,500 injured, and zero fatalities — amazing, considering the fireball detonated with 30 times the force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

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But where in heaven’s name did the the thing come from to begin with?


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