Shard of Chelyabinsky stored in the museummeteorite considered dangerous

Representatives of the State Historical Museum of the Southern Urals
felt that their visitors should not touch the largest
(as is customary to believe) a fragment of the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite,
stored here. And the fault is not even the concern of the staff.
institutions about a valuable exhibit, and the reluctance to expose guests
at risk.

According to experts, even minor contact
a person with a fragment of this celestial body is hypothetically dangerous,
since on the surface of a stone flown in from space
be undesirable microorganisms.

The most impressive in size and weight fragment of the acclaimed
(in all senses) the meteorite fell February 15, 2013 into the lake
Chebarkul in Chebarkulsky district of the Chelyabinsk region. The original
the mass of the object that entered the earth’s atmosphere was about 13
thousand tons, and scientists estimate the age of a lump at about 4.45
billion years.

The fact that a broken and partially burnt meteorite, as
it turned out to be still dangerous, creates a mysterious and
a little fantastic aura. Shouldn’t it be removed from the museum at all?
and put in some kind of sealed titanium container
are some scientists asking? In the meantime, just warn visitors
so that they would be more careful with this mysterious fragment, flown to
to us from space …

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