Saturday, August 19, 2017

Yekaterinburg opens exhibition on Urals meteorite

Yekaterinburg's Ural Geological Museum of the Mining University will open a museum on March 29 dedicated to the fall of the meteorite in the Chelyabinsk region.

The museum will show fragments of the meteorite, Russia iC reports.

Visitors to the opening of the exhibition will be able to learn how to distinguish mouse burrows in the snow from falling points of a meteorite. They will also be able to examine samples and thin sections from the Chelyabinsk meteorite under a microscope in the binocular.

Visitors can also take a master class on searching for meteorites.

The center will hold samples of the meteorite collected by the expedition of the Ural Geology Museum of the Mining University, with the largest sample weighing 100 grams.

Other meteorites from the Urals will also be on display at the exhibitions, which has 40 exhibits, including fragments from the Kunashak and Sverdlovsk meteorites, according to Russia iC.