Weather halts Russian meteorite hunt

Middle East Times
Friday 1st March, 2013

Scientists seeking fragments of the meteor that exploded over Russia Feb. 15 say they’re halting the hunt until the spring because of heavy snowfall. “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. Institute scientists working at the site of the meteorite fall in the Urals region for almost two weeks found about 3.3 pounds of fragments, he said. “But further search will be most likely suspended,” he said. Researchers from Russia’s Urals Federal Univers…

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