Radar sees meteor crater under Russia lake

Middle East Times
Thursday 21st March, 2013

Scientists say a radar probe of a lake in Russia’s Urals revealed a crater possibly created by a fragment of a meteor that exploded over the region last month. The meteor broke into seven large fragments when it exploded over the city of Chelybinsk and one of the chunks is believed to have fallen into frozen Lake Chebarkul, creating a hole in the ice about 25 feet in diameter. Scientists from Russia’s Institute of Earth Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation carried out a study of the lakebed, RIA Novosti reported Thursday. “A 3-D image of the bottom shows a 3-meter (10-foot) crat…

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