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Old February 15 2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Meteor shockwave causes mayhem

The BBC have the wrong headline since they have meteor strike whereas it seems to be the shockwave of the meteor hitting the atmosphere at high speed which caused all the damage.

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Old February 15 2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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Re: Meteor shockwave causes mayhem

Russia Today reports that at least one fragment of the meteor hit a zinc factory and damaged the city of Chelyabinsk's telecoms network. But Russia Today does have a tendency of making things up, and that same report suggests that the Russian military shot down the meteor, which is preposterous.

Either way, there's some absolutely incredible footage.





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Old February 15 2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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Shit that last one was like a war.
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Old February 15 2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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Re: Meteor shockwave causes mayhem

The Guardian has a live feed with updates: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...s-live-updates

The whole thing reminds me way too much of "Armageddon" where they "predicted" a meteorite swarm foretelling the arrival of the big one. Did Bruckheimer consult with specialists?

Of course, there's no connection to tonight's close passing of the big asteroid all the scientists say, it's a collossal coincidence of astronomic proportions...something like that if you want to believe it.

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Old February 15 2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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Re: Meteor shockwave causes mayhem

Huffington has 9 videos up... #3 is like the last one in TGB's post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...#slide=2111501

I think I would have had a heart attack if I was under that sucker!
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Old February 15 2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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Re: Meteor shockwave causes mayhem

In that last video, and several others I've seen online, the sound of that meteor is really interesting. Following the initial sonic boom, you can hear several other pops/booms that I assume are other pressure waves from the tumbling meteor.
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Old February 15 2013, 06:06 PM   #7
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Those video's are pretty chilling. Definitely cream the pants time if I was around there.
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Old February 16 2013, 03:27 AM   #8
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Re: Meteor shockwave causes mayhem

I just love how the Russian drivers seem to take the flaming ball of doom in stride. They don't even seem to swerve or slow down to look at the bright, blinding, light consuming everything around them.
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Old February 16 2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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Re: Meteor shockwave causes mayhem

Aside from atmospheric compression in low Earth altitude, there WAS in fact some debris that hit the Earth from this meteorite.
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Old February 16 2013, 02:46 PM   #10
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
I just love how the Russian drivers seem to take the flaming ball of doom in stride. They don't even seem to swerve or slow down to look at the bright, blinding, light consuming everything around them.
I thought the same thing...
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Old February 16 2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
I just love how the Russian drivers seem to take the flaming ball of doom in stride. They don't even seem to swerve or slow down to look at the bright, blinding, light consuming everything around them.
Well, this guy at least reacted.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f525TmMSBs0
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Old February 16 2013, 09:25 PM   #12
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Size chart
http://www.space.com/19829-russian-f...fographic.html

Program tonight on Science Channel:
http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/...or-mayhem.html

The estimated size of the object, prior to entering Earth’s atmosphere, has been revised upward from 49 feet (15 meters) to 55 feet (17 meters), and its estimated mass has increased from 7,000 to 10,000 tons. Also, the estimate for energy released during the event has increased by 30 kilotons to nearly 500 kilotons of energy released. These new estimates were generated using new data that had been collected by five additional infrasound stations located around the world – the first recording the event being in Alaska, over 6,500 kilometers away from Chelyabinsk. The infrasound data indicates that the event, from atmospheric entry to the meteor’s airborne disintegration took 32.5 seconds:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/as...d20130215.html

More
http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthre...ls-over-Russia
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Old February 17 2013, 12:33 AM   #13
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http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2013/0...eroids-to.html

Some interesting bits and other cool stuff. Apparently there was a meteor swarm.

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Old February 23 2013, 09:41 PM   #14
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They took that back--it was one event it seems
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Old March 2 2013, 08:35 PM   #15
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The planet X people are talking crap about this and other events.

In other news:
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Ap..._2068_999.html
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