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Offline Mylo

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Meteor Explosion in Russia
« on: February 15, 2013, 04:33:17 am »
A meteor exploded over Russia a few hours ago.  Although damage was only minor, there were still some excellent videos shot of the event.  Check them out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c-0iwBEswE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np_mpGYSBSA (listen to the sonic boom at around :20)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7mLUIDGqmw (here :11)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc (doors and windows getting blown in)




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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 12:06:26 pm »
Wait... Is this the same thing as that asteroid that was suppose to MISS Earth by 17,000 miles, or was this just a different one? If it was the asteroid, NASA has some explaining to do...

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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 12:36:18 pm »
Wait... Is this the same thing as that asteroid that was suppose to MISS Earth by 17,000 miles, or was this just a different one? If it was the asteroid, NASA has some explaining to do...

You got that right

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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 02:15:46 pm »
Wow, Meteors seem to love Russia don't they?
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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 03:33:08 pm »
Wait... Is this the same thing as that asteroid that was suppose to MISS Earth by 17,000 miles, or was this just a different one? If it was the asteroid, NASA has some explaining to do...

You got that right

No it wasn't. This meteor was headed in another direction.

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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 04:02:57 pm »
Ah ok. We were a little worried there...  :D

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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 04:06:28 pm »
The asteroid passed over China today about 2 hours ago.

I heard about this on the morning show I listen to. Pretty crazy! About 500 injured, but no reported deaths. Imagine if it had not broken apart in the atmosphere! That would have been one big impact. Would have killed hundreds.
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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 04:09:12 pm »
The meteor, as in "the" meteor, is roaring past us as we speak. Apparently it should remain visible (from this continent anyways) until about 11:00 pm. It's weird. You wait years for an asteroid and then two come along at once. :D

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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 12:52:39 pm »
It's fortunate the meteor exploded 40+ miles in altitude. At
a lower level it would have destroyed much more than windows.

It's asteroids like this that we can't see with earth bound equipment.
Hopefully the future will bring large space based arrays that can find
them. Small ones like this could be quickly diverted.
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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 11:03:47 pm »
It's fortunate the meteor exploded 40+ miles in altitude. At
a lower level it would have destroyed much more than windows.

It's asteroids like this that we can't see with earth bound equipment.
Hopefully the future will bring large space based arrays that can find
them. Small ones like this could be quickly diverted.

Assuming humanity as a species survives ourselves long enough to do that. Or other things. It's startling how easily our meager veiw of the universe, our tiny little black grain of sand among millions of snow-white grains, could be wiped off the face of the universe with such ease by a destruction of our own creation or spaceborne threats.

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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 01:01:34 pm »
It's fortunate the meteor exploded 40+ miles in altitude. At
a lower level it would have destroyed much more than windows.

It's asteroids like this that we can't see with earth bound equipment.
Hopefully the future will bring large space based arrays that can find
them. Small ones like this could be quickly diverted.

Assuming humanity as a species survives ourselves long enough to do that. Or other things. It's startling how easily our meager veiw of the universe, our tiny little black grain of sand among millions of snow-white grains, could be wiped off the face of the universe with such ease by a destruction of our own creation or spaceborne threats.

The tide is coming in! We're all going to be eradicated! Aaaaagh!  :D

Our awareness of the dangers doesn't have any effect on the probability of those dangers being realized. And, well, we've been here for a pretty long time so far. :p

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Re: Meteor Explosion in Russia
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 11:36:59 am »
i wish i was there, i would love to collect samples to study, that was a meteor filled with gases, if i remember correctly, and in space the bonding structures of atoms can alter so drastically that we have found compounds that exist in space that are impossible to create on earth.
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