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Meteorite Down On Altai
17.01.2007 14:24
Meteorite Down On Altai

In Altaisky Krai scientists are searching for meteorite, which fell from the sky not long ago. Barnaul planetarium is receiving a great number of telephone calls from people, who have seen the fireball falling.
      Natalia Pavlova, research fellow of Barnaul planetarium, said that on 10 January many people have observed a fireball falling down and making a loud noise.
      Scientists have data that first meteorite fall was detected in Altaisky Krai in 1840. Since then about twenty meteorites have fallen in said region. Four of celestial bodies have been detected here in 21st century.
      Fellows of Barnaul planetarium ask people who have seen the meteorite falling or know the place where it fell to report any possible details. Thus, scientists expect to specify the area of meteorite fall to start searching for the guest from space.
      Source: News


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