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Meteor strikes Russia, officials urge formation of global group to warn of “objects of alien origin”

Matt Phillips

Hundreds of people have been injured in and around the Russian city of Chelyabinsk Friday, by a meteor that plunged to earth near the city, which is located east of the Ural mountains. The photos and footage are remarkable.

“I am scratching my head to think of anything in recorded history when that number of people have been indirectly injured by an object like this… it’s very, very rare to have human casualties,” Robert Massey, deputy executive secretary of Britain’s Royal Astronomical Society, told Agence France Presse.

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