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Divers Pull Giant Meteorite From Russian Lake

October 16, 2013
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Russian divers on Wednesday retrieved the largest fragment so far of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the southern Urals city on February 15 and crashed to the bottom of Lake Chebarkul. (Oct. 16)

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