Visitor from outer space to be hauled out of Russian lake

A large lump of meteorite - perhaps the biggest - is reported resting in silt some 50 metres from the spot it made an icy hole in the murky lake. Picture: The Siberian Times

The fireball sparked panic as it flew over the Ural Mountains, shattering glass in cities, wounding well over 1,000, amid warnings that ‘doomsday’ had arrived.

Now sizeable chunks of this cosmic guest are to be pulled out of Lake Chebarkul, in Chelyabinsk region, where they fell in February this year. They will give

‘The operation will be held in the muddy waters of the lake in conditions of zero visibility,’ reported Itar-Tass, citing Alexander Galich, the regional The Siberian Times reporter