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Old 02-14-2013, 10:52 PM  
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Meteor Strikes Town in Russia

A meteor struck a town in Cheylabinsk, Russia a few hours ago. Reports are just starting to roll in... but there are already some insane videos on YouTube.




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Old 02-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #61
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:04 AM   #62
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #63
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #64
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I don't know, that weird shit always happens in a foreign country.


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Old 02-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #65
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Heh, Russia is far worse than anything Florida can offer up.

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #66
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:32 AM   #67
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:44 AM   #68
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There's no ****ing way in hell that the Russians shot the meteor....

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Meteoroids enter the earth’s atmosphere at very high speeds, ranging from 11 km/sec to 72 km/sec (25,000 mph to 160,000 mph). However, similar to firing a bullet into water, the meteoroid will rapidly decelerate as it penetrates into increasingly denser portions of the atmosphere. This is especially true in the lower layers, since 90 % of the earth’s atmospheric mass lies below 12 km (7 miles / 39,000 ft) of height.

At the same time, the meteoroid will also rapidly lose mass due to ablation. In this process, the outer layer of the meteoroid is continuously vaporized and stripped away due to high speed collision with air molecules. Particles from dust size to a few kilograms mass are usually completely consumed in the atmosphere.

Due to atmospheric drag, most meteorites, ranging from a few kilograms up to about 8 tons (7,000 kg), will lose all of their cosmic velocity while still several miles up. At that point, called the retardation point, the meteorite begins to accelerate again, under the influence of the Earth’s gravity, at the familiar 9.8 meters per second squared. The meteorite then quickly reaches its terminal velocity of 200 to 400 miles per hour (90 to 180 meters per second). The terminal velocity occurs at the point where the acceleration due to gravity is exactly offset by the deceleration due to atmospheric drag.

Meteoroids of more than about 10 tons (9,000 kg) will retain a portion of their original speed, or cosmic velocity, all the way to the surface. A 10-ton meteroid entering the Earth’s atmosphere perpendicular to the surface will retain about 6% of its cosmic velocity on arrival at the surface. For example, if the meteoroid started at 25 miles per second (40 km/s) it would (if it survived its atmospheric passage intact) arrive at the surface still moving at 1.5 miles per second (2.4 km/s), packing (after considerable mass loss due to ablation) some 13 gigajoules of kinetic energy.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #69
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Exactly, Fish.


I think that Iran is laughing at the thought of shooting down a meteor.
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There's no ****ing way in hell that the Russians shot the meteor....
Article on USA Today.com says that Russia Today (ironic) claimed it was intercepted by Russian Air Defense but later the Russian Minister of Defense stated they did not have the capability to shoot down meteors.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #72
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I hope you don't really believe the Ruskies when they say they shot that thing mid flight.

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Report: Russian meteor blast injures at least 1,000 people

By Phil Black, Boriana Milanova and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN
updated 11:00 AM EST, Fri February 15, 2013

A meteor streaks through the sky above Russia's Urals region on Friday, February 15, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left hundreds of people hurt.
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Meteor hits Russian region



STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: About 1,000 people have reported injuries, state news agency reports
  • Meteor strike and Friday's asteroid flyby are unrelated, a NASA spokesman says
  • A meteoroid entered the atmosphere and shattered into fragments, scientists say
  • A bright white flash appeared in the sky for a few seconds, followed by a heavy bang


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Moscow (CNN) -- A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt, state media said.

The number of injured has continued to rise through the day as new reports come in from across a swath of central Russia.

As of late afternoon local time, the Interior Ministry said about 1,000 people had been hurt, including more than 200 children, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency said.
Most of those hurt are in the Chelyabinsk region, the news agency said. The vast majority of injuries are not thought to be serious.

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About 3,000 buildings have sustained damage -- mostly broken glass -- as a result of the shock waves caused by the blast, the news agency reported.
Vladimir Stepanov, of the National Center for Emergency Situations at the Russian Interior Ministry, earlier told state media that hospitals, kindergartens and schools were among those affected.

About 20,000 emergency response workers have been mobilized, RIA Novosti reported.

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Amateur video footage showed a bright white streak moving rapidly across the sky, before exploding with an even brighter flash and a deafening bang.
The explosion occurred about 9:20 a.m. local time, as many people were out and about.

CNN iReporter and Instagram user Max Chuykov saw the meteor trail from the city of Yekaterinburg. He shared on Instagram that it was "close to the ground."
Witness Ekaterina Shlygina posted to CNN iReport andwrote on Instagram: "Upon Chelyabinsk a huge fireball has exploded. It wasn't an aircraft."

The national space agency, Roscosmos, said scientists believed one meteoroid had entered the atmosphere, where it burned and disintegrated into fragments, according to RIA Novosti.

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The resulting meteorites are believed to be scattered across three regions of Russia, one of them Chelyabinsk, as well as neighboring Kazakhstan, the news agency said.
One large chunk was discovered in a lake in the Chelyabinsk region, RIA Novosti cited the Chelyabinsk governor as saying.

A spokesman for the Emergency Ministry for the Chelyabinsk region told CNN earlier Friday that 524 people there were injured and 34 hospitalized.

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NASA estimates 4,700 'potentially hazardous' asteroids

For sky watchers, the reports bring to mind the famous Tunguska event of 1908 in remote Siberia, in which an asteroid entered the atmosphere and exploded, leveling trees over an area of 820 square miles -- about two-thirds the size of Rhode Island.
About 80 million trees were felled, radiating out from the center of the blast, but no crater was left.

Friday's Chelyabinsk meteor comes on the same day that a hefty asteroid is due to charge past Earth at a pretty close range, in space terms.

An asteroid is coming. Fear not, scientists say

Known as 2012 DA14, the asteroid is thought to be 45 meters long, about half the length of a football field.

But scientists say it will come no closer than 17,100 miles from our planet's surface.

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"No Earth impact is possible," according to Don Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Those in Eastern Europe, Asia or Australia will get the best telescope-aided view, scientists said. The asteroid won't be visible to the naked eye.

NASA spokesman Steve Cole told CNN that scientists had determined that the Russian meteor was on a very different trajectory from the asteroid.

"They are completely unrelated objects -- it's a strange coincidence they are happening at the same time," he said.

"This kind of object does fall fairly frequently, but when they fall into the ocean or desert, there is no impact on people -- so this one is unusual in the sense that it's come over a populated area."

Cole said he wasn't aware if scientists had foreseen the meteor's entry into the atmosphere.

Because meteoroids are smaller than asteroids or comets, they are hard to spot and there is often little warning that they are heading toward Earth, he said.

Colin Stuart, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory in London, said the asteroid's flyby Friday was a chance for experts to get an unusually close-up look and learn more.

"Scientists are going to fire radar beams off of the asteroid, trying to get an idea what it's made of and the how it's moving, so that in the future, if there's something that's a bit more of a threat to us, we have the best knowledge of what we are dealing with," Stuart said.

The asteroid, which is not connected to the Russian meteor, is not expected to hit any of the communications satellites it will pass on its trajectory, he said.
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