Nightly News   |  October 16, 2013

Giant meteorite lifted from lake in Russia

The giant meteor fragment weighed more than 1200 pounds. It broke into pieces as scientists removed it from Lake Chebarkul in central Russia where it landed in February. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we want to take youing back to february of this year when these videos started surfacing from russia. they all recorded the same thing -- a massive meteorite that the lit up the skies and shook an a area for miles around, caused a lot of damage and injured 1600 people. the force was said to that of 20 hiroshima-sized atomic bombs . today they raised the largest chunk of what's called the largest meteor in a century. it was raised from the bottom of a lake. it weighed in at over 1200 pounds before parts of it broke up on