Meteor hits Russia 隕石襲擊俄羅斯

更新時間 2013年 2月 22日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間13:45

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The fireball

The meteor partially burned up as it approached the Earth's surface.

在俄羅斯車裏雅賓斯克州墜落的隕石已經造成 1000 多人受傷。以下是 BBC 駐莫斯科記者 Daniel Sandford 2 15 日發回的報道:

Eyewitnesses describe seeing a fireball curving through the clear sky, and an extremely intense light as it passed overhead.

It seems to have been a meteor, and left a white condensation trail behind it. A couple of minutes later there was a loud bang.

The shockwave from the blast blew out windows across the region round Chelyabinsk in the Ural mountains.

People who'd rushed to look out and see what was happening were injured by flying glass.

Everyone went outside to check their neighbours were OK, and the mobile phone network collapsed, briefly overwhelmed by the volume of calls.

Quiz 聽力測驗

True or False? Eyewitnesses saw a fireball travelling through the sky creating a very strong and bright light.


True or False? A condensation trail is a line of water vapour in the sky which forms behind a moving object..


Where did the flying glass come from?

The flying glass came from windows which were broken by the shockwave from the blast.

Why did the mobile phone network collapse?

Because too many people were trying to make calls at the same time.

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