21 February 2013, 17:39

Chelyabinsk meteor brought a dangerous virus to Earth?

Chelyabinsk meteor brought a dangerous virus to Earth?

Scientists are still not very certain about the nature of the meteor which streaked across the sky of Russia’s Chelyabinsk. What they say is that the asteroid was about 1-10m across.

Russia’s Roskosmos space agency has admitted that the object was not detected by telescopes, as they say, it had a peculiar trajectory and was coming from the wrong angle to be spotted.

The asteroid could have brought some type of virus or disease with it that can spread in a new habitat.

But what exactly exploded in the sky over Chelyabinsk?

This space guest which paid us a visit could actually be a Trojan Horse and physical damage from its explosion could be nothing compared to other potential dangers. This canny bolide that managed to sneak away from telescopes might have brought new viruses or bacteria to Earth.

German astrophysicist Illobrand von Ludwiger has been researching odd meteor falls for almost 40 years and revealed that some of the asteroids are not what they seem.

Thus, on November 11, 1956, two Swedish workers Stig Ekberg and Harry Sjoberg were driving when they saw a flattened sphere shaped object.Suddenly it made a sharp turn toward them and started slowly gliding down at an altitude of about a meter. It was illuminating the surrounding landscape with a tremendous amount of light, the witnesses said. The air smelled like ozone and smoldering insulation.

After about ten minutes the object lifted off leaving a small hot shiny rock on the ground. The material appeared to be common tungsten carbide, well-known in the early 1950s. It was pobedit, a sintered carbide alloy designed in the USSR in 1929.

But the shape of the rock was unusual as well as its nature.

Voice of Russia, Trud.ru

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