On the territory of Khakassia was a meteorite

On the territory of Khakassia was a meteorite

KRASNOYARSK, December 6. /TASS/. The heavenly body, presumably a meteorite fell on the territory of Khakassia. This is the official website of the city of Sayanogorsk.

“According to preliminary data of the operational headquarters of civil defense and emergencies in Krasnoyarsk at 18:37 (14:37 GMT) in the Bay area there was a fall of a celestial body, presumably a meteorite. The Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, HPP Mainskaya, factories “Rusala” and the critical infrastructure of the city work in a regular mode”, — stated in the message.

Residents of Khakassia and South Krasnoyarsk Krai in social networks write about the “glow in the sky.” “It’s incredibly beautiful and terrifying sight,” wrote one user of the social network “Vkontakte”.

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The meteorite, which exploded in the evening in the sky over Khakassia, a fraction of the meteorite “Chelyabinsk” fell into the lake Chebarkul in the Chelyabinsk region in February 2013. This was reported by TASS member of the Committee on meteorites of RAS, Professor, Ural Federal University (Urfu) Victor Grokhovsky.

“Indeed, the evening sky over Khakassia good exploded meteorite. It is a fraction of the Chelyabinsk meteorite, but fragments can be found. It is now important to establish the exact trajectory of its flight and to understand where fell the wreckage. It will take about a day,” — said Grokhovsky.

He added that the explosion of the meteorite over Khakassia was heard the roar. “Now to set the power of the explosion, the scans need special equipment. It is said that a meteorite fell near the Sayano-Shushenskaya power plant, but there is the taiga, to find the wreckage would be difficult,” — said the scientist.

According to him, it is now important to calculate the trajectory of a celestial body. “It was three flashes, the meteorite was fragmented, the deposition of the debris in several areas, but still no data. A rumble was heard in the area of Abakan, now we have to collect data,” — said Grokhovsky.