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Divers Recover Huge Russian Meteorite Fragment

October 17, 2013

Divers in Russia recently pulled a 1200 pound piece of the meteorite that exploded over Russia back in February from a lakebed in the Ural Mountains. More than a dozen meteorite fragments have been recovered from the lake so far, with the heaviest up until now being around 25 pounds. A curator at London’s Natural History Museum said the presence of fusion crust, which forms as the meteoroid travels through the atmosphere as a fireball, gave away its extraterrestrial origins. Experts say this is one of the top 10 biggest meteorite fragments ever found.

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