SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A special report center dedicated to meteors was established to authenticate, register and store them safely. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced that it opened the Meteorite Report Center at the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources in Daejeon on April 16.
The primary role of the center is to determine the authenticity of the meteors reported. As meteors are regarded as highly priced stones from space, many are asking the government to check their “stones” to determine if they are meteors or not. In March 2014, four meteorites weighing 35 kilograms in total fell on a farming site in Jinju. They are as old as the sun, and the first meteorites to land on the Korean peninsula in 71 years.
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