A TV screen grab taken from 24 channel of the Russian State Television shows a scientific researcher holding a meteor fragments found in the chebarkul lake region near Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers east of Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 18, 2013. Scientists have found fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's central Urals and triggered a shock wave that injured hundreds and shattered scores of windows, experts said Monday. (Xinhua)
MOSCOW, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Scientists have found fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's central Urals and triggered a shock wave that injured hundreds and shattered scores of windows, experts said Monday.
Friday's meteor broke into approximately seven large pieces, one of which fell into Lake Chebarkul, some 150 km away from Chelyabinsk, experts said.
Small meteor fragments were found near an ice crater in the lake late Sunday. Tests showed the stony meteor contained 10 percent iron, RIA Novosti reported.
Some 1,200 people, including over 200 children, were injured, mainly by shards of glass, when the meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk on Friday. About 50 people were hospitalized and at least two people were reportedly in grave condition.
The Emergency Situations Ministry searched Lake Chebarkul on Saturday but found no fragments of the meteor, a spokesperson said.
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"Humankind must create a system to identify and neutralize objects that pose a danger to the Earth," the official wrote on his Twitter account. Full story
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Most of the injured, among them 200 children, suffered cuts by broken glass from thousands of shattered windows during the very rare meteorite explosion, according to the ministry. Full story
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As many residents of the city were still nursing injuries from the unexpected blast, others were already trying to make a profit, advertising meteorite pieces for sale on auction sites. Full story
BEIJING, Feb. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- Videos have been captured the meteorite which streaked across the sky before exploding over Russia’s Ural Mountains.
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CHELYABINSK, Russia, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Life in Russia's Chelyabinsk Region returns to normal after Friday's meteorite explosion as residents start to cover smashed windows with Cellophane sheets to keep warm.
Though about 1,200 people were injured and hundreds of buildings got damaged in the shockwave, Chelyabinsk, the capital city of the region, seems to get back to its normal rhythm on a peaceful Saturday. Full story