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Government Continues With “Hypothesis” Of A Meteorite

Samples taken from the crater are being sent to the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for testing
Samples taken from the crater are being sent to the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for testing

NICARAGUA NEWS – Authorities of the Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER) – Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies,  and the  Departamento de Física de la UNAN (Department of Physics), held a press conference Tuesday on the analysis fo the crater created by an alleged meteorite, Saturday night in Managua.

According to Wilfriend Struach, of the INETER, the samples were taken from inside and outside the crater, for analysis by others outside the country, as an in country analysis is not possible.  The samples collected will be sent to the Mexico National University to be studied.

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“We think that there is something abnormal,” said Strauch.

According to the official, the government is making contact with the Geoscience Institute in Germany and requesting the United States for a formal collaboration, to further investigation of the incident.

First Lady, Rosario Murillo, said “we are pleased that our country is making news internationally and (the incident) being debated among scientists (…) all the experts who want to come for their research work are welcome, it is good for us…”

“Our hypothesis is still a meteorite, and we are investigating the event with this idea,” explained Strauch.

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Dr. Claudia Ubieta, head of the physics department of the UNAN said, “we are in agreement with what NASA that says it (meteorite) is not related to the other event (asteroid).”

Source: La Prensa

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