Huge Meteorite Found in Russian Lake

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Divers recovered a nearly 1200 lb space rock now determined to be left from last February’s meteorite explosion over Russia.

    Divers in Russia recently pulled a 1200 pound piece of the meteorite that exploded over Russia back in February from a lakebed in the Ural Mountains.  More than a dozen meteorite fragments have been recoveredfrom the lake so far, with the heaviest up until now being around 25 pounds.   A curator at London’s Natural History Museum said the presence of fusion crust, which forms as the meteoroid travels through the atmosphere as a fireball, gave away its extraterrestrial origins.  Experts say this is one of the top 10 biggest meteorite fragments ever found.