The scientists of three research institutes of Irkutsk left for the past
output into the Mamsko - Chuyskiy region. For scientists it was possible to take samples of
snow, which can contain the cosmic dust it it had to remain on the way of the
incidence in the meteorite. Many trees with the damages by metal are
discovered. Now the assembled materials are processed. In their medium they will
deliver into Irkutsk. But scientists with confidence even now speak that on the
night of 25 September 2002 in this place above the Earth exploded the
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian scientists say they have found the spot in Siberia where
a giant meteorite came crashing to Earth last year.
The researchers from the Kosmopoisk, or Space Search, research group told
Rossiya state television Thursday that they believe a burned-out tract of
taiga about 700 miles north of the city of Irkutsk is the spot where one or
more meteorites fell on Sept. 25.
Vadim Chernobrov, Kosmopoisk's coordinator, said the meteorite crash was
"comparable to the force of a medium atomic bomb."
"In other words, this is a colossal historic event," he told
Rossiya. "I'm simply happy that we were the first at the epicenter."
Chernobrov said that after examining the site, the research team believes
two meteorites actually fell, not just one, as previously thought.