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Pieces of Russian Meteorite in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fragments of the meteorite that exploded over central Russia are on exhibit in Salt Lake City. The Deseret News reports that Clark Planetarium is showing three small pieces of the 11,000-pound meteorite.

Planetarium director Seth Jarvis says the fragments contain silicon, nickel and iron. Broken pieces of the February meteorite are in big demand, reportedly worth hundreds of dollars per gram.

The meteorite caused blinding light and a shockwave over Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,500 people, mostly from flying glass. Jarvis said it was the biggest object to enter Earth’s atmosphere since a 1908 explosion over Siberia.

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