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Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.  
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Theres been little coverage of this story in the press so far on this news-story, Ive only seen it so far on SkyNews (Had a camera-recording of the incident), and a slight mention on FoxNews.
Anyway, what happened was 2 days ago in Northern Spain, people saw a meteor flying over the Town of Bilbao at over 5x supersonic speed, and they reported 2 massive bangs, the 2nd which occurred some seconds after the meteor was seen.
People noticed in the sky a streak of light, just like a fireball, which was way brighter than the sun.
Worried people thought a plane had crashed so they called local authorities, it wasnt until a space enthusisat rang up to say what they had seen was a meteor, until the authorities realised what had happened.
Apparently a person standing on the shore-line saw the meteor fly overhead, and some seconds later it impacted the sea, which (to the eyewitness) rose upwards some 8 storeys high (estimated.)
It just goes to show how something like this could easily happen over a City or crowded area, Imagine if it had impacted some few minutes Later, it would have gone somewhere into Southern England.
Its only time until the "big-one" hits.

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Surely a metoer travelling at 5 times the speed of sound and hitting the ocean would make a small wave...?

edit: Bastards, you knew what I meant Big grin

[Edited 2004-01-05 20:46:39]

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Since when does a meteor travel at over 5 times the speed of light?

User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Since when does "supersonic" equals with "speed of light"??????


CC32


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

If it's travelling at 5 times the speed of light, would we even SEE it? Big grin


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

Hi!

I come from Madrid, i did not see anything but my sister saw something like a fireball coming from the sky down to the earth. I think it has to do with a meteorite rests, but i believe they are still studing it.



User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2520 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

It was on CNN.com, here is the link:


http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/01/05/spain.fireballs.reut/index.html


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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Well, I'm not a religious man, but I need for you to help us with this, I don't want this planet destroyed by a meteor. So, if you're out there...

HELP US, BRUCE WILLIS AND BEN AFFLECK, HELP US!!!



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

That was just the Martians' answer to our little touchdown on their planet...  Big grin

[Edited 2004-01-06 00:04:09]


Up, up and away!
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

"The end of the world is near............  Big thumbs up "

Wah.

oh wait...





















WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phew, I feel so much better now!  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

...And I don't want to miss a thing...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

I believe that one also crashed in Iran a few days back as well, if I am not mistaken.

Thomas



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Uhhhhhhh

Thomas, that was an *earthquake*...

I guess you're at least in the same category with "natural disaster"  Big grin



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Lets see here, the US and the British speed god knows how much money to send two different spaceships to go to Mars and the Spanish don't spend anything and Mars comes to them?

As a taxpayer, maybe we should go with the spanish method for space exploration.



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Blame the yemen people.. Some of them are suing NASA for being on mars, which they claim is theirs.. and enough BS about the end of the world..

Chris



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Lets put it this way...5 times the speed of light would be like circling the earth nearly 40 times a second, so I dont think we'd be seeing it in that case...

Greg



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User currently offlineGc From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2003, 356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

"HELP US, BRUCE WILLIS AND BEN AFFLECK, HELP US!!!"


Bruce Willis wouldn't even go ona trans-atlantic flight after 9/11. He'd be as much use as a chocolate teapot! Big grin


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Lets see here, the US and the British speed god knows how much money to send two different spaceships to go to Mars and the Spanish don't spend anything and Mars comes to them?

As a taxpayer, maybe we should go with the spanish method for space exploration


LOL, L-188!:D Millions of Spaniards spread strategically around the world, all with their arms out hoping to catch the first bit!  Big grin



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Redngold,

Maybe ur right.What if our spacecraft landed in mars's death valley?and they think its our weapons of mass destruction?Maybe we all have an identical twin on mars,and their NASA is all pissed cause their spacecraft went down in the f**king ocean Big grin Big grin Big grin



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

A meteor DID crash in Iran after the earthquake..


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

"Its only (a matter of) time until the "big-one" hits."

This is certain. Sooner or later, the law of averages will catch up with us and we'll be facing an Extinction Level Event like that popularized in the movie, 'Deep Impact'. (By the way, I think that film did the scenario better than 'Armegeddon', more moving and less ridiculous and without the requisite macho swaggering typical of Jerry Brukheimer productions.) But that sort of thing happens every so many millions of years and we might well be about due for another one. So let's not decommission all of our nukes in the interest of world peace, we'd better save some for the inevitable day when we have to deflect a great big rock from hitting the Earth. And it may take a lot to do it!  Wow!


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 995 times:
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I can't wait till we get busted by a stray rock, that way all the world's problems will be solved in a matter of seconds. No politics needed!



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Meh,what r the chances a huge ass meteor than will wipe all of us out will hit when WE are alive?I just wonder like everyone else on earth what lies after death-heaven?hell? do we go back to earth as a newborn baby and start all over?will i ever be able to taste coca-cola again?is there even a god?well i hope so,cause that means my religon is wrong and i get pissed when im wrong-and you dont like me when im pissed  Acting devilish  Acting devilish  Acting devilish  Acting devilish  Acting devilish


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