Russian scientists made a big discovery in the Iranian desert
The team managed to collect a sufficient number of extraterrestrial materials
Viktor Grokhovsky, head of the expedition
Viktor Grokhovsky, head of the expedition, became widely known around the world when his team became the first to discover and study the remains of the Chelyabinsk meteor which entered Earth’s atmosphere on February 15, 2013.
He said: “The team managed to collect a sufficient number of extraterrestrial materials, with the support of their Iranian colleagues from the University of Kerman.”
The trial expedition to the Iranian desert was conducted by four employees for a laboratory named the Extra Terra Consortium.
Grokhovsky added: “During the field work, about 13 kilograms of the samples, which is considered to be meteorite, were found.
“Half of the found fragments have remained with our Iranian colleagues; the other half has arrived at our test lab. For now the samples have been measured and entered into the catalogue.”
“In order to determine the age of the found fragments, the scientist should consider when a fragment was formed in space, when it split from its parent body and how much time has it spent on Earth.”
Russia has previously been hit by meteorites that have caused serious damage
The scientist has estimated the meteoritic matter is the same age as our solar system, about 4.5 billion years old.
The conditions in the desert are thought to have created a unique environment for the preservation of meteorite material.
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He concluded: “We will put forward a task in which we will determine for how long the meteorite fragments have been on Earth.
“Based on the isotopes it will be possible to talk about cosmogonist age, that is, how long the outer body of the meteorite was in the form of an asteroid. Ahead lays great and difficult work.”
Iranian university students helped with the discovery and it is hoped they will aid the analysis of the material.
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