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Meteorite found from dramatic Russian fireball

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Divers at a Russian lake have pulled out a 5-foot-wide, half-ton hunk of meteorite from the Chelyabinsk meteor that streaked across skies in February. The large black fragment smashed a 6-meter-wide hole into the ice covering Lake Chebarkul. It could potentially be the most massive fragment of the dramatic fireball captured on video across the region, and researchers are calling it a once in a lifetime moment.

“It’s a once-in-a-100-year event. It’s very exciting from that point of view,” said meteoriticist Caroline Smith, who curates the Natural History Museum’s meteorite collection in London and was following the find’s progress. “It’s been of great interest to not only me but my colleagues around the world as well.”

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