Thousands of hopefuls have rushed to the remote Ural mountains in Russia, hunting for fragments from the meteor that exploded there on February 15.
The shockwave from the explosion injured almost 1,200 people and caused approximately $33 million worth of damage, local authorities have said.
Residents from nearby towns and villages flocked to the region to search for their own piece of history following what scientists have called a once-in-a-century event.
The roads surrounding the site of the explosion were packed with hundreds of parked cars.
'We were looking for meteorites. We want to be part of the event of worldwide significance,' one Chelyabinsk citizen who took two of his friends along on the hunt for meteorite fragments, told Reuters.
The largest fragment found so far currently belongs to the Urals Federal University. Scientists from the university returned from an expedition with a rock weighing in at 1.8 kilograms.
Entrepreneurs have also been drawn to the mountain region, planning to sell meteorite T-shirts and carry out space-themed guided tours of the affected areas.