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Giant meteor hits Russia!

The meteor that hit Russia was fairly big, but the larger asteroids that fly by are filled with precious metals that some hope to actually mine and bring back to earth! As crazy as it sounds, scientists and engineers are hard at work trying to make this a reality. Trace explains how.

A “small” meteorite streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region. The blast, equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT, shattered windows, damaged more than 3,000 building and injured over 1,000 people.

8 months after the incident, the meteorite, weighing in at 570 kg, was pulled out of Lake Chebarkul, making it one of the biggest meteorites ever recovered.

“The way I see it, if we can find a way to use an asteroid’s resources in such a way that will allow us to stop using up our planet’s natural resources, then I say go for it. Our planet does a lot to protect us, we should return the favor by protecting it as well, and one way to do that is to stop emptying its non-renewable resources”


Source: youtube.com, Seeker