Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Meteor fragments extracted from lake in the Urals

Scientists have recovered more than 50 meteor fragments from the Ural region's Chebarkul Lake.

Leading the scientific extraction efforts at the ice-covered lake is Ural Federal University Researcher Viktor Grohovsky. According to Grohovsky, all meteorites obtained by his team measure less than half an inch and have an iron content of approximately 10 percent, Fox News reports.

Witnesses reported seeing a large meteorite fall into the frozen Chebarkul Lake on Friday. The impact from the collision left a hole in the lake measuring approximately 20 feet. Grohovsky said that his team could potentially recover a 20-24 inch meteorite in the lake.

Russian health officials report that nearly 1,500 people were injured when a meteor struck on Friday, according to Fox News.