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Field Museum To Receive Piece Of Russian Meterorite

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 8, 2013 9:40PM

The Chelyabinsk Meteorite
Remember the fireball that exploded over Russia in February? Well a chunk of that meteorite is coming to Chicago's Field Museum.

The Chelyabinsk Meteorite was spotted on Feb. 15, and with a mass of about 11,000 metric tons, it was the largest object to fall on Earth since the Tunguska event of 1908. About 1,500 people were injured due to debris and broken glass.

The Chelyabinsk Meteorite will join the Field Museum's collection of more than 6,500 meteorites at the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics. Scientists from all over come to the Field Museum to study the largest non-governmental collection in the world.

Learn more about the latest Field addition in the video below.

The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive.