Meteorite Samples from Russian Asteroid Arrive NCMNS

Published at 6:21 p.m. on January 21, 2014 | Modified at 6:22 p.m. on January 21, 2014

Bits and pieces of the asteroid that exploded over a Russian city last year have finally settled in Raleigh, arriving at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences just in time for the Astronomy Days celebration on Jan. 25-26, 2014. While it may not be the most significant space rock ever to crash into Earth - check with the dinosaurs on that - the so-called "Chelyabinsk fireball" might well be the most famous. (Video by Clifton Dowell and Matthew Betts).

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