Thursday, 17 October 2013
Chelyabinsk meteorite fragment
Some of our readers will recall the work we did on the Chelyabinsk meteor event that occurred on 15th February 2013. Now it has been reported in the Russian media that a large meteorite fragment has been collected from an impact point in the lake. The piece weighed over half a tonne and measured between 1 and 2 metres in size. During the recovery and assessment operation, the piece fractured. Representatives from the Chelyabinsk State University have confirmed that the piece is a fraction of the Chelyabinsk event and is, to date, the largest meteorite fragment related to that event. In fact, it is also one of the largest meteorite pieces found.