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Meteorite going down over russia


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#21 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2172

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Mankind being so vulnerable is the last thought I have about the event.



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#22 cowsarenotevil   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2074

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

What am I missing here?

From a quick google search: 

The asteroid will pass 27,700 km (17,200 mi) from the surface of Earth.

So.. perhaps a factor of 1000? smile.png

 


Alternatively he could be reading km as kilo-miles instead of kilometers...


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#23 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3944

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

damn, i woudn't know what to think if i saw that streak across the sky.

 

i hope this get's people thinking more about advocating space exploration, this could have easily been a decimating event.

 

A funny thing in the comments of the OP's link, the people are talking about how if this had just happened just a couple decades ago, we might be all hiding in nuclear shelter's right now.


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#24 Krohm   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3167

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:02 AM

Really?

I thought it was a joke.

C'mon, Russia is so big and empty. It's fairly difficult to hit a town. Well, shit happens I guess!

It seems only 20 people were hospitalized. I guess they have all been "lucky" somehow, I know a dude who were struck by a blast years ago, it isn't pretty, I hope they'll be fine.

A funny thing in the comments of the OP's link, the people are talking about how if this had just happened just a couple decades ago, we might be all hiding in nuclear shelter's right now.

Nah, they're cool now, dropping random shit.RussiaMeteorShit.png

#25 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4551

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:12 AM

Horse meteors. Now you're going to tell me that friendship is magic too...


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#26 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 20275

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:18 AM

Horse meteors would be about 20% cooler.


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#27 Olof Hedman   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2896

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:39 AM

Just learned that if that meteor would have hit earth just about 1 min 40 seconds earlier, it could have hit the city where I live.



#28 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3944

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:53 AM

Horse meteors would be about 20% cooler.

 

Horse meteors. Now you're going to tell me that friendship is magic too...

would that create a sonic rainboom?

 

@Olof, scary stuff to think about.


Edited by slicer4ever, 16 February 2013 - 03:55 AM.

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#29 Madhed   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3074

Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

The real cause...

 

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#30 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4551

Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:23 AM

hahahahaha! :D


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#31 sevenfold1   Members   -  Reputation: 132

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:28 AM

From the information I gathered it was virtually impossible to detect:

 

- Relatively small

- Fast moving

- Coming from the direction of the sun

 

Meteor coming from the direction of the sun?

Sounds like a "Dark Rift" conspiracy theory to me.

 

One meteor turns into a shower of meteors, then a shower turns into hellfire from the skies. smile.png


Edited by sevenfold1, 17 February 2013 - 02:29 AM.


#32 unit187   Members   -  Reputation: 274

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

They say in news that around 700 people were hurt.

I feel bad, but I find it fascinating that little tiny meteor which exploded that far away from the surface did all this damage.

 

By the way, I am Russian, and listening to people swearing in almost every single meteor video is absolutely hilarious.






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