Sunday, 27 October 2013

Soviets recover half tonne meteorite

Divers have brought to shore a 570-kilogram (1,256 pounds) chunk of a meteorite which had blazed over the Russian town of Chelyabinsk in February. Its impact was the largest on record in decades.

The meteorite shower on February 7 over Chelybinsk - just north of Kazahkstan - left at least 1,200 injured and reportedly damaged a number of buildings. Media reports estimated the shock wave from the meteor was as strong as roughly 20 nuclear bombs.