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Meteor fragments found on frozen lake

MOSCOW — Scientists have found more than 50 tiny fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains, and preliminary tests are turning up information about its contents.

Local residents, however, seem more interested in the black market value of the fragments. As they search for pieces of the meteor, sales offers are filling the Internet, and police are warning all purchasers to prepare for possible fraud.

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