Scientists have found fragments of a meteorite that fell near Chelyabinsk. Their extraterrestrial nature is confirmed by researches
Scientists discovered in the Lake Chebarkul fragments of the meteorite, which fell on Friday morning near Chelyabinsk. Confirmed their extraterrestrial nature of chemical research, informed the Committee on Meteorites RAS Victor Grokhovsky of Ural Federal University.
Previously received information that the expedition went to Chelyabinsk Ural University of staff tasked with finding fragments of the meteorite.
"We literally just finished a study, we confirm that the particles of matter, found our expedition in the Lake Chebarkul do have a meteorite nature. This meteorite is classified as ordinary chondrites, this stone meteorite with an iron content of about 10 percent. Most likely, he will be given the name "Chebarkul meteorite", "- he said.
Currently, the Internet link http://188.8.131.52, given by scientists in Twitter, the lab UFU is broadcasting images of the particles found fallen celestial body. They are shown on three computers and monitors are black pieces as small as 1 cm.
Meteor rain was recorded on February 15 in the morning in five regions of Russia, Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk and Kurgan regions and Bashkortostan.
Of the fall of the meteorite fragments found in three areas of the Chelyabinsk region, two in Chebarkulsky and one in Zlatoust.
As a result of a meteor shower over a thousand people injured, 50 were hospitalized.