The Chelyabinsk meteor's sudden appearance, as it was apparently undetected before atmospheric entry, and the massive explosion caused, which resulted in over a 1,000 people being injured (mostly by broken glass from windows blown out by the shockwave), spawned a number of conspiracy theories.
The Blast From Five Years Ago: The Chelyabinsk Meteor Conspiracy Theories
© SputnikThe trace of a flying object in the sky over Chelyabinsk (still from a dashboard camera). (File)
Five years ago a near-Earth asteroid exploded in the atmosphere near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, making headlines around the world and even worming its way into a Hollywood movie.