Scientists study meteorite that crashed into Russia

  • 18 February 2013
See the space rock in the sky

Scientists in Russia have started collecting and analysing fragments of space rock which crashed into the country on Friday.

Pieces were detected around a frozen lake where a meteorite is believed to have landed.

They say the space rock appears to be made of 10% iron.

It's hoped research can help us understand more about the rare natural phenomenon which injured more than a thousand people.