The Top10 Most Large Meteorites Fell To Earth

Well, since everyone was talking about meteorites and falling on our planet,
Please find the top 10 most large meteorites that fell to Earth.
Meteorite Sutter Mill, April 22, 2012

This meteorite named Sutter Mill appeared on the Earth April 22, 2012, moving at breakneck speed 29 km / sec. It flew over Nevada and California, scattering its hot, and exploded over Washington. Power of the blast was about 4 kilotons of TNT. For comparison, the power of yesterday's explosion upon impact by a meteorite Chelyabinsk amounted to 300 tons of TNT. Scientists have found the meteorite Sutter Mill appeared still early days existence of our solar system and outer body progenitor 4566.57 formed over a million years ago. Fragments of the meteorite Sutter Mill:
Meteor rain in China, February 11, 2012

Almost a year ago, February 11, 2012 about a hundred stone meteorite fell an area of ​​100 km in one area of ​​China. The largest found meteorite weighed 12.6 kg. It is believed that meteorites
came from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Meteorite from Peru, September 15, 2007

This meteorite fell in Peru near Lake Titicaca, near the border with Bolivia. Eyewitnesses claimed that the first was a lot of noise, like the sound of a falling plane, but then they saw some falling body on fire. Bright trace of the heated space to the white heat of the body, re-entered the earth is called a meteor.
At the crash site of the explosion crater diameter of 30 and depth of 6 meters, which scored a fountain of boiling water. Perhaps in a meteorite containing toxic substances, because 1500 people living nearby, started strong headaches. Meteorite impact site in Peru:
By the way, most often falls to the ground stone meteorites (92.8%), consisting mainly of silicates.
Meteorite that fell to Chelyabinsk, was iron, the first estimates. Peruvian meteorite fragments:
Meteorite Old Urgench from Turkmenistan, June 20, 1998

Meteorite fell near the Turkmen city of Old Urgench, hence its name.
Before the fall residents saw a bright light. The largest part of the meteorite, weighing 820 kg, fell in the cotton field, creating a crater about five meters.
This age is more than 4 billion years, received a certificate of the International Society and meteoritic
is the largest among all of stony meteorites falling in the CIS and the third in the world. Turkmen meteorite fragment:
Meteorite Sterlitamak, May 17, 1990

Sterlitamak iron meteorite weighing 315 kg fell on the farm 20 km west of the city Sterlitamak the night of 17 to 18 May 1990. In the fall of a meteorite crater with a diameter of 10 meters.
Were first found small metal fragments, and only a year later, at a depth of 12 meters was found the largest piece weighing 315 kg. Now meteorite (0.5 x 0.4 x 0.25 meters) is located in
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Ufa Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences. Fragments of the meteorite. On the left - the one piece of weighing 315 kg:
The largest meteorite rain, China, March 8, 1976

In March 1976, in the Chinese province of Jilin was the largest stone meteorite rain in the world, which lasted 37 minutes. Cosmic bodies fell to the ground at a speed of 12 km / sec. Fantasy on meteorites:

Then found about a hundred meteorites, including the largest - 1.7-ton meteorite Jilin
hese are the stones fell from the sky in China for 37 minutes

eteorite Sikhote-Alin, Far East, February 12, 1947

Meteorite fell in the Far East in the Ussuri taiga in the Sikhote-Alin February 12, 1947.
He had shattered in the air and fell in the form of iron rain on an area of ​​10 square kilometers
Formed after the fall of more than 30 craters with a diameter of 7 to 28 meters and a depth of 6 meters. Had collected about 27 tons of meteoritic material. Fragments "piece of iron" that fell from the sky during a meteor shower:

Meteorite Goba, Namibia, 1920

Meet this Goba - the largest of the meteorites found! Strictly speaking, he fell down about 80 000 years ago. This iron giant weighing about 66 tons and 9 cbm fell In prehistoric times, and was found in Namibia in 1920 near Grotfonteyna.
Goba meteorite is mostly made of iron and is considered the most severe of all the heavenly bodies of this kind has ever appeared on earth. He remains at the crash site in southwestern Africa, Namibia, near the farm Goba West. This is the biggest piece of iron in the world of natural origin. Since 1920, a meteorite fell slightly: erosion, research and vandalism took their toll: meteorite "lost" up to 60 tons

Mystery of Tunguska meteorite, 1908

June 30, 1908 around 7:00 am on the pool area
Yenisei River in the south-east to north-west flying a large fireball. The flight ended in an explosion at an altitude of 7-10 km above the unpopulated area of the taiga. Blast Wave twice circled the globe and was fixed observatories around the world. Power of the explosion is estimated at 40-50 megatons, which corresponds to the energy of the most powerful hydrogen bomb. Speed ​​flight of the giant was several tens of kilometers per second. Weight - from 100 thousand to 1 million tons!
Stony Tunguska River area
The explosion had knocked down trees in more than 2000 square meters. km,glass windows in the houses were broken in several hundred kilometers from the epicenter of the explosion. The blast in a radius of about 40 km the animals were killed, injured people. For a few days in the territory from the Atlantic to the central Siberia observed intense glow of the sky and glowing clouds
But what was it? If it was a meteorite, then it falls on the ground would be great in a half-kilometer deep crater. But none of the expeditions to find it was not possible ... Tunguska is, on the one hand, among the most well-studied phenomena the other - one of the most mysterious phenomena of the past century. Heavenly body exploded in the air, and it is no residue except for the effects of explosion, the land was found.
Meteor rain 1833

Night November 13, 1833 over the eastern U.S. territory was a meteor rain.
It lasted continuously for 10 hours! During this time, the earth's surface has fallen about 240 000 meteorites of various sizes. The source of the meteor shower in 1833 was the most powerful
known meteor showers. Now this is called the Leonid stream after the constellation of Leo, against which it is seen every year mid-November. In a much smaller scale, of course. The Leonids meteor shower, 19 November 200

The Leonids meteor shower over Monument Valley in the USA, November 19, 2012
Every day about 20 meteor streams pass near the Earth.
There are about 50 comets that could potentially cross the orbit of the planet. collision of the Earth
with relatively small space bodies of a few tens of meters occur once in 10 years.