(meteorobs) (OT) Search for meteorite in Southern Siberia
david.entwistle at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Jun 14 08:30:24 EDT 2007
There's a reference to the 'meteorite' finds associated with the
fireball in the south-west Altai region in May. It is contained in a
Moscow Times article on the work of Mikhail Nazarov.
Down as the bottom, Mikhail Nazarov of the Vernadsky Institute of
Geochemistry dismisses the finds...
Last month, Vadim Chernobrov, a meteorite hunter, said an expedition had
found four fragments in the Altai region that "visually and under a
microscope passed tests for meteorite suitability," Interfax reported.
"I don't think he even knows what a meteorite looks like," Nazarov said,
noting that the subsequent tests showed the fragments were not
meteorites. He said Chernobrov once claimed to have found a bolt from a
In message <7Th9FWJCjzPGFwNM at dsl.pipex.com>, David Entwistle
<david.entwistle at dsl.pipex.com> writes
>From ITAR-TASS news agency
>BARNAUL, May 7 (Itar-Tass) - Experts of Kosmopoisk (Space Search)
>organization and volunteers have begun search for a meteorite that fell
>in the southwest of the Altai region on January 10, 2007. Hundreds of
>onlookers within a range of 150 kilometers saw a huge fiery ball
>rushing down with a loud sizzling noise.
>"The search for the meteorite could not have been started earlier
>because of deep snow and heavy frost," Kosmopoisk coordinator Vadim
>Chernobrov told Tass...
>I didn't see anything about the original meteor event, but there were a
>number of fireball reports at the time.
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