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Meteor Stories Multiply In Wake Of Rare Event

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The world is still being exposed to pictures of the stunning flash of light that streaked across the Moscow sky this week -- and the damage that occurred because of it.

NASA scientists believe the meteor was 55 feet wide with a mass of 10,000 tons.

Its intrusion into Earth's atmosphere is calculated as a once-in-a-hundred-years event.

An estimated 1,100 people were injured I the wake of the huge explosion that occurred as the space object compressed.  Most were hurt by flying glass.

The initial large meteor may have broken into smaller parts that people will continue to find.

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