Russian Scientists Suspend Search for Meteorite Debris

RIA Novosti
Thursday 28th February, 2013

MOSCOW, March 1 (RIA Novosti) – Scientists will hold off searching for fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteorite until the spring thaw as heavy snowfall hampers their work. “All traces have been covered with snow, and it would be hard to find anything until spring,” Mikhail Nazarov from the Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry told RIA Novosti on Thursday. Nazarov said a group of scientists from his institute worked at the site of the meteorite fall in the Urals region for almost two weeks and found about 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lbs) of fragments. “But further search will be mos…

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