Russia : The largest piece of the meteorite found in Chelyabinsk

Russia : The largest piece of the meteorite found in Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk : Russia | Feb 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM PST
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According to Russian Media, The scientists of the Ural Federal University (UFU) during an expedition to the Chelyabinsk region, which took place last weekend, found the largest fragment of a meteorite found to date, the head of the expedition Victor Grokhovsky.

According to the scientist, the weight of the meteorite fragments found - more than a kilogram.

Grokhovsky added that total found more than 100 pieces. UFU earlier representative reported that the expedition was directed to the area of ​​the village and the village Emanzhelinka Trawniki.

"We went 50 miles along the trajectory (a meteorite impact)," - said Grokhovsky. New expeditions in the near future, scientists still do not plan to, "

On Friday morning, February 15, the residents of some regions of the Urals observed flying car, and then there was a flash and a powerful explosion. The shock wave damaged the building and knocked out many windows in Chelyabinsk, more than a thousand people were injured.

Meanwhile, experts condemned the "mass hysteria" that began after the fall of the meteorite. According to scientists, every month in the Earth's atmosphere is an explosion of small cars, with energies up to 300 tons of TNT, once every ten years - about 50 kilotons of TNT. Scientists remember Kunashak meteorite explosion of Chelyabinsk in 1949, which caused no end of the world fear.

rsa76 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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