A meteor streaks across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Feb. 15, causing explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds of people.
The contrail from a meteoric fireball hangs in the skies over Chelyabinsk in Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, in a photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru. A rock from outer space streaked over Russia’s Ural Mountains early in the morning, causing sharp explosions. Hundreds of people were injured, mostly by broken glass.
The contrail left behind by the Feb. 15 fireball can be seen over the village of Bolshoe Sidelnikovo, 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Chelyabinsk.
Cars drive past the site of a collapsed wall and roof of a zinc plant warehouse in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15. The destruction was caused by the shock wave from a meteoroid that streaked explosively through the skies above Chelyabinsk in Siberia.
Damage caused after a meteorite passed above the Urals city of Chelyabinskon Feb. 15.
A meteor trail persists in the skies above a residential apartment block in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15. The meteor's shock wave smashed windows and sent glass flying, injuring hundreds of people.
The trail of a falling object is seen above Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, in a picture provided by Chelyabinsk.ru.
Residents of Chelyabinsk went about their business beneath the vapor trail left behind by a falling meteoroid on Feb. 15.
A worker removes pieces of broken window glass from a frame in a building in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15. The shock wave from the meteoroid's explosive fall broke windows and set off car alarms throughout the city. Many of the injuries linked to the blast were caused by shards of flying glass.
A photo provided by the Russian Interior Ministry's Chelyabinsk regional branch shows people standing near a 26-foot-wide hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake, reportedly created by a meteorite that fell to Earth on Feb. 15.
The vapor trail of a falling meteoroid is seen in the sky over the city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15.