KAKKANAD:Though the meteorite that fell at different parts of the state had the imagination of people running wild, with many expecting the worst, it came as a gift from the space for the research students.
The meteorite opened the doors to space for research students, who may otherwise have not got the chance to experience the mysteries of the universe in reality.
And with the Revenue Department deciding to seek permission of the Geological Survey of India(GIS) to make the object available for research at the institutes in the state, the students will get the chance of their lifetime.
Cusat, State Disaster Management, Natural History Museum and Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment will get an opportunity to study the rock.
Meanwhile, when the disaster management team transferred the meteorite, recovered from Kuruppampady, the other day to Ernakulam collectorate, everyone there had an experience that was straight out of a science fiction movie.
Some of the excited employees were eager to touch and feel the stuff, while some others held it in their hands. “This is really exciting as it is the first time we are seeing such an object. It feels like iron ore, and seems to be cool inside,” said Sarath one of the employees. It will be sent to the State Emergency Operation Centre, from where it will be sent to GIS.