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    Meteorite Removed From Lake in Russia

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    A meteorite that fell into Lake Chebarkul in Russia leaving a 6-meter hole in the ice on the surface of the lake has been recovered from the water by a team of divers.

    A meteorite that fell into Lake Chebarkul in Russia leaving a 6 meter hole in the ice on the surface of the lake has been recovered from the water by a team of divers.

    The five foot long rock that was taken out of the lake, reportedly weighed half a ton, and is the biggest piece of the 10 thousand ton meteor that fell to Earth in Russia on February 15th of this year.


    As the meteor fell, it exploded and spread debris, hurting over a thousand people and damaging a lot of property.



    After being removed from the lake, while the meteorite was being lifted onto a scale to be weighed, it broke into three separate pieces.



    The scale being used to weigh the rock also broke after it reached a measurement of over 12 hundred pounds.

    According to Sergey Zamozdra, an associate professor at Chelyabinsk State University: “The preliminary examination... shows that this is really a fraction of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. This chunk is most probably one of the top 10 biggest meteorite fragments ever found.”