Russian Meteor Pictured From Space By European Satellite (PICTURES) (VIDEO)

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A European satellite has taken a picture taken from space of the meteor which crashed into a Russian town on Friday.

And while there's no fireball, no smoke and no shocked passers-by, in some ways this is the most amazing photo anyone took of the event.

The picture was taken by the SEVIRI instrument aboard Meteosat Second Generation, which is operated by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

The vapour trail from the meteorite is visible at the centre of the image:

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