Russia meterorite fragments worth 40 times more than gold

(Photo: Alexander Khlopotov / Urals Federal University Press Service via AP)

MOSCOW — A meteor that exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains and sent fireballs blazing to Earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars apiece.

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Hundreds injured as meteor fireball screams across the sky in Russia

(Photo: Yekaterina Pustynnikova / Chelyabinsk.ru via AP)

A huge meteorite flared through the skies over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering a powerful shock wave that injured hundreds of people.

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Meteor chunk falls on Calif. home

(Photo: Erin Murphy / NBC Bay Area)

A chunk of meteorite struck the house of a San Francisco Bay Area resident, landing in her backyard, after a meteor streaked through the sky on Wednesday evening.

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