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Chelyabinsk meteorite urged not to touch it because of bacteria eating extraterrestrial matter

At the end of last month it was reported that on February 15 in the Chelyabinsk history Museum visitors will be able to touch the fallen five years ago in the region of the meteorite. However, geologist and researcher of meteorites Sergei Kolisnichenko considered such an action is extremely reckless. According to him, to touch the meteorite should not be because of the huge number of bacteria on its surface.

photo: a frame from the video

Bacteria on a meteorite, of course, have a terrestrial origin and came to him as a result of the fact that it has touched a lot of people. However, these microorganisms for a long time was nourished by the substances contained in the meteorite, which makes their future behavior cannot be predicted. Thus, the expert is of the opinion that touching the famous meteorite may present a threat to people.

Experts speaking at the same conference that Sergey Kolisnichenko, also noted that the water in the lake Cherbakul where the meteorite fell, today is clean enough and safe.

The meteorite, later called “Chelyabinsk”, entered the Earth’s atmosphere five years ago, on 15 February 2013 . The shock wave from the explosion blew out Windows of many houses. Suffered 1 613 people, and material damage amounted to nearly half a billion rubles. For a long time after the meteor threat was one of the topics frequently mentioned by both scholars and politicians. Different approaching the Earth or flying in the immediate vicinity of a celestial body until now, for clarity, often compared in size with the Chelyabinsk meteorite.

Two years ago, the Russian physicists representing Chelyabinsk state University, said that during the examination of the meteorite “Chelyabinsk” they had discovered an unusual carbon crystal. Initially, researchers assumed that it may be a rare form of diamond, but later this version was not confirmed.

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