Meteor Lifted from a Russian Lake by Scientists
According to a report, Russian officials have discovered the largest piece of a meteor so far. The researchers claim that this meteor exploded in February in Chelyabinsk.
A mechanical crane then lifted the meteor from the bottom of a lake and it was broken into three pieces.
According to the measurements taken by scientists, the meteor (When unbroken) weighed more than 1,250 pounds.
A hole in the Lake Chebarkul, southwest of Chelyabinsk, makes the location of the landing of the meteor clear.
But, it took about seven months of searching and analyses by the scientists to pinpoint its exact location, which was about 40 feet in the depth of the lake and was covered with 8 feet of silt or deposits.
The scientists then worked on a plan for another month and assessed how the meteor can be lifted up.
This study culminated in front of a crowd, which was gathered on the shore. The event was also broadcasted live on television.
The divers were sent into the lake and assured that the rock was protected with rope. After that the regional governor, Mikhail Yurevich, hit a button to kick start the crane that pulled the meteor to land.
Russian scientists have anticipated that this meteor is more than 4.5 billion years old, or as old as our solar system.
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