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Glassthrower
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Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new
      #6140719 - 10/16/13 11:35 AM

The largest mass of Chelyabinsk found so-far, has been recovered from the murky depths of Lake Chebarkul.

Link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24550941

The reported weight is in excess of 570kg - this was the maximum limit of the scale used to weigh it. The mass also broke apart into three large pieces while being moved.


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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #6141600 - 10/16/13 07:13 PM

When can we get a BIG piece????

/Ira


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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new [Re: Ira]
      #6142229 - 10/17/13 02:27 AM

This Chelyabinsk meteorite will probably go to scientific institutions and the larger part will end up in a Russian museum...

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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #6142860 - 10/17/13 12:31 PM

That's pretty cool!

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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #6143979 - 10/17/13 11:34 PM



From 10,000 tons to 1000 lbs ....

The Russians don't move to fast to recover the asteroid... Nice find!


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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #6144455 - 10/18/13 09:07 AM

Seen this story on the local news the other day, pretty cool!
Ide have to think that there`s still some other decent size pieces out there.


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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul [Re: Dave M]
      #6144979 - 10/18/13 02:15 PM

I would almost guarantee that the big meteorite pulled from Lake Chebarkul is not the largest that fell. In all likelihood, there is at least one more mass of this size or larger waiting to be found.

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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #6219744 - 11/27/13 04:15 PM

Quite probably there are others that fell further west too, as well as into the lake. Before long they will disintegrate or be so weathered they would not be distinguishable from terrestrial rocks. I hope Russian scientists are probing the lake with SONAR, if there are larger pieces still hundreds of feet down, they will be detected and could be recovered.

Taras


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Glassthrower
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Re: Chelyabinsk Large Mass Recovered - Lake Chebarkul new [Re: Achernar]
      #6224143 - 11/29/13 08:30 PM

Even when considering the large volume of stones recovered, there must be many more waiting to be discovered. Depending on the climate, they could persist in the field for many years. But, their quality will degrade over time as they oxidize and break down. The Holbrook strewnfield still produces meteorites from the fall of 1912, but the area is much more arid.

Best regards,

MikeG


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