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Meteorite Fragments Found in Icy Urals Lake - Scientists
MOSCOW, February 17 (RIA Novosti) – The fragments of a meteorite that hit Russia’s Urals on Friday, injuring more than 1,000 people in the area, have been found by scientists in Lake Chebarkul, in the Chelyabinsk Region.
“We have just completed the study, we confirm that the particulate matters, found by our expedition in the area of Lake Chebarkul indeed have meteorite nature,” Viktor Grohovsky of the Urals Federal University said.
“This meteorite is an ordinary chondrite, it is a stony meteorite which contains some 10 percent of iron. It is most likely to be named Chebarkul meteorite,” Grohovsky said.
Originally posted by Tardacus
just as I suspected, an extremely hot object will shatter into small pieces when it is plunged into extremely cold water.
The dude that said it was an american secret weapons test is looking pretty foolish right now
Originally posted by Starwise
Is it just me that thinks picking up meteorites fresh from outer space barehanded is not a smart idea?? Who knows what type (IF ANY) bacteria, virus etc, could be lurking just to wipe us out.....I know tin foil hat time....
Originally posted by ThoughtIsMadness
reply to post by Starwise
What is the average temperature of a re-entry object travelling in excess of ...i think the estimated speed was 40000 mph? Anyway if any bacteria were present they surely would be BARB-Q.