Some facts and figures about the recently exploded and blazing meteor across the Russian skies that injured over thousand people have been made available by the NASA. It is said that the meteor produced strong shockwaves from its aerial explosion, wrecking thousands of homes and injuring people in Chelyabinsk city of the country.
According to reasonable estimates worked out by NASA scientists, the meteor was the largest since 1908 which had crashed into Tunguska, Siberia. Moreover, the meteor was not a chunk of DA14 asteroid that came nearest ever to the earth on the same day.
Some facts and figures about the exploded meteor as reported by NASA are as follows
Power: 30 times greater than the Hiroshima atom bomb
Maximum width: About 55 feet
Weight: About 10,000 tonnes
Dazzle: More than the sun
Energy released: 500 kilotons (in terms of mass energy equivalence)
Speed in atmosphere: 643734 kph
Disintegration time: 32.5 seconds
Explosion height: 24 kilometres up
These inferences have been drawn from the data provided by five infrared stations located across the world. The meteoric shower is believed to have sent a large number of small meteorites to the earth and could be collected for further studies.