Meteorite Export Ban Proposed in Duma

The Moscow Times
Thursday 28th February, 2013

Andrei Romanov / Reuters A Chelyabinsk area resident showing what thinks are meteorite fragments. The State Duma has proposed adding Chelyabinsk meteorite fragments to the federal list of items banned from being exported, a news report said Thursday. Duma deputies believe that the export of meteorite fragments could prevent Russian scientists from properly analyzing the space rock, thereby impeding Russian science overall. Alexei Chepa, deputy head of the Duma’s Science and Technology Committee, told Izvestia that although “meteorites don’t fall that often, it is nevertheless imperat…

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