Scientists and meteorite hunters have found large chunks of a meteorite which had landed in Russia on February 15, 2013. More than 100 meteorite fragments have been found and this is the largest weighing more than one kilogram.
Reported Universetoday, Thursday (28/02/2013), scientists from the Urals Federal University in Russia find the space boulder. Scientists estimate the size of the giant fireball in the sky Russia by 15 meters (50 feet).
Meteor is sliding with supersonic speed and burst benjadi huge fireball and sending shock waves in the city of Chelyabinsk. This shock wave can fling devastating energy glass windows and causing damage to buildings. In fact, there were 1,500 people injured in the incident.
Fragments or meteorite fragments found along the area 50 kilometers (30 miles). Smallest meteorites have been found in the crater with a width of 25 feet (8 meters). The crater is grind in the Lake Chebarkul.
Viktor Grokhovsky, researchers from the Urals University believes the meteorite fragments are still residing at the bottom of Lake Chebarkul. Largest fraction is thought to have a diameter of over 60 centimeters.