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Visitors take a gander at Meteor Crater near Winslow. It was created 50,000 years ago by a meteor estimated to be 150 feet in diameter, weighing several hundred thousand pounds with enough iron-nickel to produce 42,000 automobiles

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Russian meteor a drop in a bucket compared with Northern Arizona strike

Henny Penny was right, "the sky is falling," or something similar in a Russian verse. It is falling regularly. It was not a children's story, it was scary Friday in Chelyabinsk, Russia, in the Ural Mountains, when an object soared across the sky, with the resulting shock wave blowing out windows and damaging structures.


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