A meteorite in Russia is making news around the world as one of the top 10 biggest meteorites ever to be found. The meteorite was pulled from the bottom of a lake in Russia and it’s believed to be a piece of the Feb. 15 meteorite that exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, according to Space.com via Yahoo News on Oct. 16.
That meteorite that exploded over Russia injured 1,100 people in Feb. of this year. This piece of space rock is said to be “coffee table size” but the meteorite fragment is all mass so it is so heavy that it broke the scale used to weigh it. It tipped the scale, literally, at 1,250 lbs.
The five-foot long rock was found 65-feet below the water’s surface. There’s another good size piece still on the floor of the lake that the scientist are planning to pull to the surface this week. The video shows how the meteorite fracture into three pieces and its once fiery tip is easily seen on the video.
Scientists estimate that the meteorite was about 10,000 tons when it entered the atmosphere and exploded above Russia in Feb. of this year.