Chunky Chelyabinsk ‘Captured.’ Cool. Chebarkul…

On October 16, 2013 by Mike

A 570kg chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteorite was pulled from Lake Chebarkul. Photo: Reuters

Today, a pretty big piece of Chelyabinsk meteorite was pulled from the bottom of Lake Chebarkul. The 570kg piece represents just a small piece of the original (ca. 11,000 tonne) object that exploded in the atmosphere over Russia on February 5th, 2013. Although a number of pieces have been recovered, this one is, so far, the most impressive. It’ll be interesting to see what is pulled out of the lake tomorrow. For more information on Chelyabinsk, check out…

National Post article with good pictures and videos!

Keep in mind that, not only did this event leave meteorites on the ground, but, it also injured something like 1500 people, broke a large number of windows and collapsed the roof of a large building. And, with a 1-in-25 year frequency, most of us can expect to see another in our lifetimes.





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