Russian researchers collect pieces of meteorite

Russian researchers collect pieces of meteorite

POSTED: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:04am

Russian researchers say they have found pieces of the meteorite that exploded above the Ural Mountains on friday. A total of 53 pieces were found near a frozen lake. The largest piece is a centimeter in diameter, and the smallest one measures about a millimeter.

Researchers have determined that the composition of the stones is typical of meteorites. More than a thousand people were injured last friday after a meteor streaked across the sky and exploded. The meteor is estimated to weigh about 10 tons.


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