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Central Russia Hit By Major Meteor Shower  
User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=36MEsWC1Pzc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI

I had no idea that even during the day they could light up the sky

first thing that came to mind was the Tunguska event 100 years ago....

[Edited 2013-02-14 23:04:04]

[Edited 2013-02-14 23:06:33]


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Just for sake of clarification, a single meteorite doesn't necessarily equate to a "meteor shower," which usually refers to a period of the year where the earth's orbit tracks through an area of debris (often left by a comet). Needless to say, there can still be plenty of things out there during other parts of the year, too.

This is an absolutely incredible video, though.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6133 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
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It was a single meteor, calculated to have blown up at 10,000 meters. What felled to the ground were the pieces left after the explosion. Shock wave was felt in the ground. Fascinating event. I hope nobody was seriously hurt.

[Edited 2013-02-14 23:39:58]


MGGS
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):
first thing that came to mind was the Tunguska event 100 years ago....

First thing that came to my mind was "A Fire In The Sky" c. 1977 Merlin Olsen as a Scout Troop leader.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10889 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Videos


Meteorite fell in Russia Chelyabinsk 15.02.13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5xMYRBpLSI&feature=player_embedded

this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MwzYnJ5rIjw

and this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs5rk3YkRuM

turn the volume down for this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LDfvsEHztZg


what time will DA-14 be in the satellite belt?

  

[Edited 2013-02-15 00:04:26]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Lots and lots of sonic booms and broken glass. Buzzfeed has a lot of videos posted there. About 100 or so were injured by the broken glass. I guess this may be why people are none to happy about that hypersonic aircraft thing that Boeing is making  


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10889 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Has anybody done the math to see how high it was when it blew up?

 Wow!  



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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 6):

Most reports say about 10000 meters (or 35000 feet) but no sources are ever mentioned so I'd take this with a truck load of salt.



Cheers
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10889 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc, up to 500 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

check out the comments!
http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/comments/

one of the comments,
'Hi. I am from Chelyabinsk. I saw the meteor show with my own eyes. There are smashed windows all over the city. One of the manufactory buildings of the Zinc Plant is destroyed. Its roof and half of the building is just gone.'

This video shows the explosion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UyI14L79T0&feature=youtu.be



This is likely the most documented major meteor strike in human history by the video evidence
but what if this was just a companion to DA-14?

 Wow!  

[Edited 2013-02-15 02:30:58]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10889 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Too late for edit:

This Russian chap who lives 300 kms from Chelyabinsk is gathering videos and information as it comes in:

http://say26.com/meteorite-in-russia-all-videos-in-one-place

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev made comments that hint on the need to create a system by the world's major powers to work on a way to protect our planet from future possible meteor impacts...wonder what will come from this.


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User currently offlineogre727 From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 718 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Maybe this is a silly question, but has a plane ever been hit by falling debris from a meteor?


Sigh
User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Quoting tu204 (Reply 10):
Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev made comments that hint on the need to create a system by the world's major powers to work on a way to protect our planet from future possible meteor impacts...wonder what will come from this.

Obviously, Star Wars. Perhaps an international death star?



Cheers
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2997 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Twelve replies and no "In Soviet Russia, space explores you" reference? You people are getting slow!

Seriously, I find this an extraordinary event, though I hope that no injuries are serious.



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Quoting AF1624 (Reply 12):

Actually I take this matter seriously and I am happy that one of the top politicians of a world power is thinking about this.
Obviously it is too much for one country to take on by itself, but maybe pooling resources will get some result. Also, I totally understand that nothing can be done now, but maybe in 50 years there will be a solution - a solution that we will only come to if we start working NOW!



I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8791 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Oops, the secret has leaked. It was Obama's fault http://www.weather.com/news/meteor-hits-earth-20130215

"Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a nationalist leader noted for vehement statements, said "It's not meteors falling. It's the test of a new weapon by the Americans," the RIA Novosti news agency reported."



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlinetu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 15):

Yeah, he (Zhirinivksy) is our class clown, kind of like your McCain, but worse.
He's the reason we watch the evening news...



I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov
User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6075 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
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Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 15):
"Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a nationalist leader noted for vehement statements, said "It's not meteors falling. It's the test of a new weapon by the Americans

That sounds like the kind of thing North Korea would be saying.

Quoting tu204 (Reply 14):
Actually I take this matter seriously and I am happy that one of the top politicians of a world power is thinking about this.
Obviously it is too much for one country to take on by itself, but maybe pooling resources will get some result. Also, I totally understand that nothing can be done now, but maybe in 50 years there will be a solution - a solution that we will only come to if we start working NOW!

If anyone could tackle the problem it would be the USA and Russia, considering the amount of space related experience the two countries have. The USA needs to get back into space and this is a good reason. .

Quoting 4holer (Reply 13):
"In Soviet Russia, space explores you" reference?

I am sure Yakov Smirnoff is already working on some jokes.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10889 posts, RR: 37
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Russia Academy of Sciences estimates size of Urals meteor at 10 tons before it entered Earth’s atmosphere

  

[Edited 2013-02-15 09:06:24]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7693 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
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Amazing videos. I REALLY hope one of those never strikes my home! Lucky nobody was more seriously hurt given the level of damage in the immediate area.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 18):

Russia Academy of Sciences estimates size of Urals meteor at 10 tons before it entered Earth’s atmosphere

That's tiny. A little bigger than a refrigerator.



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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Quoting tu204 (Reply 14):
Actually I take this matter seriously and I am happy that one of the top politicians of a world power is thinking about this.
Obviously it is too much for one country to take on by itself, but maybe pooling resources will get some result. Also, I totally understand that nothing can be done now, but maybe in 50 years there will be a solution - a solution that we will only come to if we start working NOW!

Well I don't.

It's a freak occurence that only happens once in tens or maybe hundreds of years, does not necessarily have deadly consequences (mostly material damage and light wounds) and although it is indeed terrible for those who suffer through it, it is VERY FAR from being serious enough to justify any kind of funding for protection. Especially when you imagine the size of the funding needed.

Just compare this to a Tsunami like the one in 2004 and the Fukushima one, which are a hell of a lot more devastating (tens of thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands in the case of the 2004 one), and do happen a lot more regularly.

Sorry, I'm taking the objective line on this topic, and the objective line is, NONE of this justifies funding for ANYTHING.

[Edited 2013-02-15 09:34:29]


Cheers
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10889 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

spb.itar-tass.com
Officially from Russian Academy of Sciences

Google translation

MOSCOW, February 15. / ITAR-TASS /. Weight Chelyabinsk meteorite was in front of the air 10 tons. His energy was reached several kilotons, and speed - up to 20 km / s. These are the initial estimates of wounds received in the result, although preliminary, but comprehensive scientific study of natural phenomena. This correspondent. ITAR-Tass reported today by the press service of the Russian Academy of Sciences / RAS /.

"This morning in the city of Chelyabinsk region registered a decline of the cosmic body, which caused a bright flash of light and a strong shock wave, - informs the Academy of Sciences. - According to our estimates, the body was a few meters, the weight of the order of ten tons, the energy of a few kilotons. Entered the body atmosphere at a speed of 15-20 km / s, collapsed at an altitude of 30-50 km. "

The main energy will be released at an altitude of 5-15 km, according to the report on the RAS. Movement of fragments at high speed caused powerful glow and a strong shock wave. The main part of the substance of the falling body has evaporated / burned down / left pieces of stalled and could fall to the ground as meteorites.

The bodies of this size fall several times a year, but usually burn at high altitudes / 30-50 km /. Considered body seems to be very strong, probably iron. The last time a similar phenomenon was observed in Russia in 2002 / Vitim bolide /.

More accurate estimates can be given after receipt of all the information available, the press service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.



Russian space agency Roskosmos has confirmed the object that crashed in the Chelyabinsk region is a meteorite: “According to preliminary estimates, this space object is of non-technogenic origin and qualifies as a meteorite. It was moving at a low trajectory with a speed of about 30 km/s.


First image of meteor impact
https://twitter.com/Sergej_Korn/status/302389780245782528/photo/1


Weather sattelite Meteosat 10 has taken an image of the meteriote shortly after entering the atmosphere.(Copyright 2013 © EUMETSAT)
http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

[Edited 2013-02-15 11:00:02]


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10889 posts, RR: 37
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Russian meteor largest in a century
Explosion rivalled nuclear blast, but rock was still too small for advance-warning networks to spot.

"It was a very, very powerful event," says Margaret Campbell-Brown, an astronomer at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, who has studied data from two infrasound stations near the impact site. Her calculations show that the meteoroid was approximately 15 metres across when it entered the atmosphere, and put its mass at around 40 tonnes. "That would make it the biggest object recorded to hit the Earth since Tunguska," she says.

http://www.nature.com/news/russian-meteor-largest-in-a-century-1.12438



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

If the russians are serous about preventing these incidents in the future they need to ask themselves, "What would Bruce Willis do?"


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
25 Post contains images OlegShv : I'm sure Putin and Medvedev will have this guy on speed dial soon
26 Post contains links alberchico : Imagine if something like this would have occurred over the skies of NYC, chaos would have ensued. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedde
27 pvjin : Hmm yeah, I think it would have been much more entertaining if this had happened around New York or some other major US city. I bet many people wouldn
28 Jalap : Thanks for that link. The videos from inside the offices probably are the most scary ones. They show how strong the shockwave was in a setting that's
29 AR385 : I suppose that would depend on the composition. It is said it was made of Iron. Likely, given the damage and the factit made it all the way down. Wha
30 Maverick623 : I've seen videos where people are panicking, especially after the shock wave hit. It really does sound like artillery fire. 1200 people have been rep
31 prebennorholm : It already happens on a wide international scale, not only by "major powers", but many large and small countries. I'm not sure whether Russia already
32 ltbewr : I guess Chicken Little was right 'The sky is falling...the sky is falling'.... This was an extraordinary event, one that was able to be captured in re
33 Post contains links Spacepope : http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.html The meteor never made it to the ground it seems. Bounced out of the atmosphere.
34 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Meteorite/DA14 unrelated but still... Satellite falling from orbit? Fireball Streaks Across Bay Area Sky Did you see it? On a day that had a lot of pe
35 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Too late for edit In Cuba also... A celestial body explodes in Cuba Google translation Cuba, 15.02.2013 Residents of a locality 'in the central region
36 tu204 : I meant that we should work on a way to protect ourselves from cosmic bodies in general. I realize that this one in particular does not warrant an "i
37 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : These types of objects explode in the lower atmosphere. Russian meteorite blast explained: Fireball explosion equal to 20 Hiroshimas Russian scientis
38 Post contains links tu204 : http://cheladmin.ru/news/sergey-davy...-zhertv-i-sereznyh-razrusheniy-net link in Russian from the Governor. Basically says that - schools, day cares
39 Maverick623 : No, the pieces that weren't vaporized made it to the ground. There's a rather large hole in a frozen lake that was most likely made by one of the pie
40 tu204 : Army divers are trying to find the fragments in the lake. I don't envy their job.
41 Post contains images Maverick623 : There's a reason Russia has basically never been invaded by outsiders.
42 okie : Not to worry, I just caught a you tube clip of a CNN anchor pressing and shouting down an astronomer with the anchor claiming meteors and asteroids a
43 tu204 : Sorry, posting from an iPad, so for your sources, refer to Wikipedia. The fragments of the meteor have been found. Fragments are small - the larger fr
44 Geezer : I couldn't possibly agree more ! Who's making all of the "noise" about "let's DO something" ? A couple of politicians ! Who "know" exactly what ? abs
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