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MOSCOW, March 5 (RIA Novosti) – Authorities in the Chelyabinsk Region, which was hit by a meteorite on February 15, on Tuesday announced plans to launch a new perfume with the scent of the celestial body, which brought the Urals city to international fame.
The new fragrance will be named “Chebarkul Meteorite,” after the lake where the meteorite’s fragments were found, the administration of the town of Chebarkul said on its website.
Local businessman Sergei Andreyev proposed to analyze the meteorite’s fragments to create a fragrance.
“It [the perfume] will most likely feature metallic and stony notes,” the administration quoted Andreyev as saying.
The administration said it will continue searching for ways to profit from the meteorite strike.
Chelyabinsk authorities earlier announced plans to erect a monument to commemorate the meteorite and to hold a competition for the best design proposal.
The flaming meteorite streaked across the sky and slammed into central Russia on February 15 with a massive boom that blew out windows and damaged thousands of buildings around Chelyabinsk, injuring more than 1,500 people in the area.
US space agency NASA estimates the meteorite was roughly 15 meters (50 feet) in diameter when it struck Earth's atmosphere, traveling several times the speed of sound, and exploded into a fireball brighter than the morning sun.
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