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Chelyabinsk Meteorite: Huge Chunk Found

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Huge Chunk of Meteorite Located in Urals Lake - Scientist

CHEBARKUL, June 22 (RIA Novosti) - A huge fragment of meteorite that slammed into Russia’s Urals region in February was located on the bottom of Chebarkul Lake in the Chelyabinsk Region, a scientist said on Friday.

On February 15, a meteorite landed with a massive boom that blew out windows and damaged thousands of buildings around the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,200 people in the area.

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Half-ton fragment of Russian meteorite located on lakebed

A date stone-shaped fragment of the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite weighting several hundred kilograms was located on the bed of a lake in the Urals. Divers are planning to start recovery of the celestial object later this week.

The fragment of the meteorite, which exploded high over Russia’s Chelyabinsk region in February, injuring more than 1,600 people and causing plenty of damage and much excitement on the ground, was discovered with sonar survey of Lake Chebarkul.

http://rt.com/news/chelyabinsk-meteorite-recovery-lake-660/

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Wow. A half ton fragment.

I hope they cut it open and it's filled with an ooze that comes out and covers the researchers and then eats them by dissolving all their tissue but leaves their bones intact and it just keeps growing and eating people and growing and can't be stopped as it slimes it's way across the Russian countryside until finally a plucky young lad figures out it has an aversion to cold and blasts it with fire extinguishers util it freezes at which point it will be dropped by cargo plane in the heart of the Arctic where it shall remain frozen forever.

Or will it?

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well, i hope it cracks open on its own, revealing a small creature that people try to kill or sell (out of greed) but then it grows, and grows, and watch out!

fortunately, gamera arrives to save a small child that the creature threatens, and humans are safer, and perhaps wiser... for a little while.

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well, i hope it cracks open on its own, revealing a small creature that people try to kill or sell (out of greed) but then it grows, and grows, and watch out!

fortunately, gamera arrives to save a small child that the creature threatens, and humans are safer, and perhaps wiser... for a little while.

ha but the thing is, its only a 'fragment', (yeh but a BIG fragment) it broke up on the way in...with some bigger pieces and some much smaller pieces

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Tiny Chelyabink Meteorite Fragment Found, Big to Be Lifted Soon

YEKATERINBURG, September 25 (RIA Novosti) – While removing silt in an effort to fish out a huge chunk of meteorite from the bottom of a lake in Russia’s Urals, divers recovered a smaller meteorite on Tuesday, scientists said.

A meteorite, estimated to weigh about 10,000 metric tons, exploded over the Chelyabinsk Region in February. The biggest of chunks that the celestial body fragmented into ended up in the local Chebarkul Lake, and silt is now being pumped from the lakebed to recover it.

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Probable Fragments of Chelyabinsk Meteorite Lifted From Lake

YEKATERINBURG, September 26 (RIA Novosti) - Divers have lifted from a Ural Mountain lake five rocks thought to be fragments of the meteorite that exploded in February near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, a local environment ministry said Thursday.

The fragments, ranging from 10 to 30 centimeters in diameter, will now be handed over to scientists for a thorough examination, the Chelyabinsk Region’s Radiation and Environmental Safety Ministry said in an online statement.

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Russian Team Recovers Huge Meteorite Chunk From Urals Lake

MOSCOW, October 16 (RIA Novosti) – A rock thought to be the biggest fragment so far of a meteorite that exploded over Russia’s Urals region in February was lifted from the bottom of a lake Wednesday in a massive recovery effort broadcast live by Russian TV.

“This is the daddy of previously recovered pieces… See this black crust? This is a visitor from space. … The crust is very thick, [with traces of] smelting, rust and dents,” Sergei Zamozdra, a scientist at Chelyabinsk State University, told reporters at the scene.

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