Science: All Eyes for a Big Stone

Professor Leonide Kulik, Russian scientist who risked his life to look a little longer on a stone, last week "was rescued by the relief expedition sent into the tundra wilderness of Siberia to seek him. No marvel of jasper or onyx, this; it is a large rock with a fused crust, composed of iron and silicates. It is the largest meteorite ever found on the earth, and Prof. Kulik has been looking at it ever since last summer.

Twenty years ago a red blaze scarred the night, and eventually came reports that a great meteorite had fallen somewhere in Yenissey province, destroying...