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This organization includes scientific institutes all over Russian Federation. To be a member in the RAS is extremely honorable and means a certain acknowledgement from direction of colleagues
On the morning of February 15, 2013, a meteorite permeated the earth’s atmosphere and exploded in a region of central Russia, in the Ural Mountains. It was an apocalyptic, end of the world type of event, straight from a scene in a science fiction movie!
Russian Meteor Aftermath
NASA scientists are reporting that the Russian meteor was more than 55 feet in size and it weighed in at 10000 tons. The meteor caused 33 million dollars in damage and was brighter than the sun for a few seconds!
The Kamchatka peninsula is home to a number of volcanoes. In January of 2013, a volcano known as the Kizimen erupted in a magnificent display and created lakes of hot, flowing lava.
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