Basalt threads in the dust of the Chelyabinsk bolide: Pele’s hair analog

  • N. N. Gorkavyi
  • S. V. Taskaev
  • A. E. Dudorov
  • A. V. Kocherov
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A systematic collection of dust samples after the explosion of the Chelyabinsk bolide was organized during special expeditions from Chelyabinsk State University (see Chapter  5). These samples are kept in the meteorite collection of the university and have been used, for example, to assess the chemical composition and optical properties of the aerosol cloud left by the bolide in the atmosphere (see Chapter  11).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. N. Gorkavyi
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. V. Taskaev
    • 1
  • A. E. Dudorov
    • 1
  • A. V. Kocherov
    • 3
  1. 1.Chelyabinsk State UniversityChelyabinskRussia
  2. 2.Crimean Astrophysical ObservatoryCrimeaRussia
  3. 3.Head of Academic Rankings Promotion, South Ural State University (National Research University)ChelyabinskRussia

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