Russian Meteor - Likely Landing Site

Lake Chebarkul - located about 43 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of the Russian city of Chelyabinsk - is likely where the Russian meteorite (of 15 February 2013) made its impact on the Earth's surface.

In the summer, Lake Chebarkul is a peaceful place near the Ural Mountains.  (Its name means beautiful, colorful lake.)  In the winter, it is frozen. 

When fisherman reported a hole in the lake's ice - on February 15, 2013 - police and scientists investigated whether it was caused by the meteorite.

Scientists believe that most of the meteor would have burned-up before it impacted Earth (as a meteorite).

Media Credits

Clip from 15 February 2013 BBC broadcast on the Russian meteor's likely contact with the Earth's surface.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes.


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