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Russian Meteor Researcher in Top 10 Ranking by Nature
19.12.2013 17:58
Russian Meteor Researcher in Top 10 Ranking by Nature
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A Russian researcher has made it into the Top 10 list of ‘people who mattered in 2013’ compiled by Nature, one of the prestigious science magazines.

      Glory came upon Viktor Grokhovsky for his role in discovering the debris of the Chelyabinsk meteor that hit the south of the Urals and made headlines around the world.

      According to Nature, the meteor “approached our planet from a region of the sky that is inaccessible to ground-based telescopes” and this is the reason it came as a surprise and generated many speculations and conspiracy theories about the origin of the phenomenon.

      Grokhovsky has studied meteorites at the Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg for more than 30 years.

      After the impact, Grokhovsky was able to “calculate the meteor’s trajectory and predict where fragments might have landed”.

      “He supervised searches that unearthed more than 700 pieces of the meteor, weighing a total of 5.5 kilograms,” says Nature.

      In October 2013, a 570-kilogram boulder was recovered from a lake near Chelyabinsk.

      You can follow the link to have a look at some of the fragments and here is the original page by Nature.

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Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Chelyabinsk meteor Chelyabinsk Region Chelyabinsk meteorite   

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