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Meteor chunk recovered

3 years 8 months 5 days ago October 16, 2013 Oct 16, 2013 Wednesday, October 16 2013 October 16, 2013 6:33 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

MOSCOW- Scientists in Russia recovered a chunk of a meteor from the bottom of a lake it crashed into near Chelybinsk.

It blazed across the sky in February and its strike was the largest recorded in more than a century.

The shock-wave hurt more than 16-hundred people and the resulting explosion was estimated to be as strong as 20 Hiroshima-type atom bombs.

The chunk that was recovered weighed more than 12-hundred pounds.

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