planespotterx
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Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:12 am

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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EGGD
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:16 am

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]
 
KROC
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:18 am

Since when does a meteor travel at over 5 times the speed of light?
 
crewchief32
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:35 am

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


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HOMER71
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:43 am

If it's travelling at 5 times the speed of light, would we even SEE it? Big grin
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lugonza_2001
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:46 am

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.

 
777fan
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:57 am

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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HOMER71
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:45 am

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!!!
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redngold
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:03 am

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

[Edited 2004-01-06 00:04:09]
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aloges
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:13 am

"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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aa61hvy
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:22 am

...And I don't want to miss a thing...
Go big or go home
 
thomasphoto60
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:37 am

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

Thomas
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redngold
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:27 pm

Uhhhhhhh

Thomas, that was an *earthquake*...

I guess you're at least in the same category with "natural disaster"  Big grin
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L-188
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:33 pm

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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airlinelover
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:04 pm

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..

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USAFHummer
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:41 pm

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...

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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:37 am

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


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Banco
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Thu Jan 08, 2004 1:43 am

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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Espion007
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:06 am

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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aa61hvy
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:29 am

A meteor DID crash in Iran after the earthquake..
Go big or go home
 
AvObserver
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:20 am

"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!
 
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:16 am

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!
In Arsene we trust!!
 
Espion007
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RE: Meteor Smashes Into Bay Of Biscay.

Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:22 am

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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