Meteor explodes over Russia
An asteroid exploded over Russia’s southern Ural region on Feb. 15, 2013. It was traveling at nearly 60 times the speed of sound when it entered our atmosphere. The brilliant light show came with a blast that blew out windows and generated enough heat that people on the ground felt it. Some pieces of that rock will be included in some of the gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.