Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Meteor Researcher in Top 10 Ranking by Nature
19.12.2013 17:58
Russian Meteor Researcher in Top 10 Ranking by Nature
Photo Credit: http://www.metronews.ru/

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.

      To read more stories on the Chelyabinsk meteor, use our search button or drop us a line.




Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Chelyabinsk meteor Chelyabinsk Region Chelyabinsk meteorite   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Foreign Students Choose Natural Science and Engineering Professions in Russia
23.01.2019
Russia is Among the Most Attractive Countries for Foreign Students
22.01.2019
Ural Pupils Achieved Material Capable of Purifying Water from Oil
21.02.2019
Scientists Explore Ancient Settlements on the White Sea Coast in Karelia
24.02.2019
22nd Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon "Archimedes"
24.03.2019







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Sochi  Exhibitions in Moscow  Golden Mask  Russian regions  Russian Literature  National Bestseller  Lipetsk   Russian nationalists  Spacecrafts  VTB  Sotsrealism  Architecture  Life Saving  Alexander Lazutkin  Russian Astronauts  Vladimir Vysotsky  Folk Toys  Bryansk Electromechanical Plant   Russian designers shop online  Alexey Uchitel  Dance Open Ballet Festival  Festivals in Moscow  Chechen republic  Russian Film Directors  Natalka Project  Moscow  Radiology  humanities in Russia  human rights  New Year celebrations  Old Ornaments  St. Petersburg  Moscow State History Museum  Russian business  Festivals in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Red Square  travel to Russia  Russian sportswomen  Bulgaria ship accident  Bolshoi Theatre  Festivals  FIFA Fan Fest  CTC Media  Photography  ArtExpoSpb  Scientific Satellite  Russian tourism  Russian Cinema  Gelendzhik 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites