chebarkul

 magicaldinasoursofdoom, The Chelyabinsk meteorite(s) most definitely hit the Earth. Pieces of it got blown off in a massive air burst (more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima) but this didn’t manage to vaporize the meteorite.

Parts of it were given out as trophies to Olympians (as the Olympics were being hosted in Russia later that year). Locals found pieces all over the place.

Here’s an image of an impact crater made on the frozen lake Chebarkul:

and by chance below this hole on the lake bed there was a huge meteorite: