February 15 Meteor remnant recovered from frozen Russian Lake

Back in February, I posted a link to a USA Today story about a meteor crashing into the Ural Mountains near Chelyabinsk.  On Wednesday, the meteor was recovered from the bottom of Lake Chebarkul where it settled after it “plunged from the sky”  For full details, check this article in theatlanticwire.com for pictures and further details.

Although, its hard to tell in a picture on line, it looks to be only slightly smaller than the bolide  I have seen in person on display at Meteor Crater east of Winslow, Arizona.  It might have been fortunate that the bolide landed into a frozen lake rather than hitting the ground.  In the picture, the bolide is wrapped up.  I would be curious to see what it looks like.  The bolide on display at Meteor Crater has a very shiny surface like the chrome bumper on a 1959 Cadillac.   Don’t forget to get your copy of Maki and the Bolide.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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