Rocky pieces were located on the edge of the frozen lake Chebarkul.Particle analysis enabled to identify a celestial body.
|Rocky pieces were located on the edge of the frozen lake Chebarkul|
Scientists at Federal University Urals in Russia, said on Sunday (17) to the Russian news agency “Ria Novosti” that fragments found in Lake Chebarkul in the Chelyabinsk region, are of a meteorite that fell on Friday (15) in the country, leaving more than a thousand people injured, hit by splinters of glass that broke with the passage of a celestial body.
|The mark of the fall of the meteorite on the surface of the icy lake city Chebarkul|
In the Russian press, the scientist Viktor Grohovsky said a study of particle fragments found in the region of the frozen lake showed that the material is part of an ordinary chondrite meteorite – the name given to the most common class of meteorites. Its composition is 10% iron. The scientist also said that the celestial body can be called “Chebarkul meteorite.”
The meteorite that fell on Friday, 15, in the region of Chelyabinsk left its mark on the frozen surface of the lake from the small town of Chebarkul. Around the hole of circular form were found pieces of dark material to not more than one centimeter in diameter, which were collected for study. The heavenly body that was designed on Russia, according to scientists, part of a large meteorite that broke up when entering the Earth’s atmosphere.