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Russian Meteorite ‘Millions of Years Old’

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Urals Meteorite ‘Millions of Years Old’

MOSCOW, March 14 (RIA Novosti) - The meteorite that entered Earth’s atmosphere and slammed into Russia’s Urals last month had broken off from a large asteroid and collided with another space body several million years ago, a Russian scientist said on Thursday.

“It was formed within an asteroid, separated from it, and then, tens of millions of years ago, it suffered a collision, receiving multiple cracks as a result,” said Erik Galimov, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry.

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