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Meteorite Monument Unveiled in Chebarkul
19.02.2014 10:17
Meteorite Monument Unveiled in Chebarkul
photo: A.Kondratuk (hornews.ru)

A marble monument to a fallen meteorite has been set up in Chebarkul of the Chelyabinsk Region.

      The 2 m large sculpture depicts a lake contour, with an opening symbolizing an ice-hole punched by the fallen meteorite. Inside of it there is a stone - certainly, neither the meteorite nor its splinter, but the volcanic rock of gabbro, which is very similar to the meteorite.

      Above it there is a metal arch with an inscribed date of the bolide fall and the exact geographical coordinates - latitude and longitude - of its landing.

      The author of the project is the local dweller Andrey Korenyugin.

      It is a reminder that on February 15, 2013, a meteorite with the diameter of about 17 meters entered the terrestrial atmosphere, blew up at the height of 30 meters above land and broke up into a large number of fragments, most of which fell down in the area of the Chelyabinsk Region.




Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Chebarkul Meteorite Chelyabinsk Region Unusual Monuments   

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