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Meteorite crash in Russia

  1. Feb 15, 2013 #1
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    Evo

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    Looks like it blew up right before hitting the ground, might be a lot of small pieces.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 #3

    Borek

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    I have seen at least two videos with a loud shock wave - and it is apparent people were shooting the video for many seconds before the bang. It exploded high above the ground, probably over 10 km.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 #4
    Its obviously a secret military experiment ;) Or aliens! Definately aliens!!
     
  6. Feb 15, 2013 #5

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    Wow, unreal. It isn't clear to me from what I've read/seen so far if it was a sonic boom or explosion that caused all of the damage.

    [edit] Reading the wiki on the Tunguska event, it says that "Fat Man" nuclear bomb sized explosions (10-20 KT) happen in the upper atmosphere about once a year (!). Tunguska-sized events (10-20MT) perhaps once every 300 years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
     
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  7. Feb 15, 2013 #6
    Meteorite explosion over Russia: Chelyabinsk Meteor shower

    Meteorite explosion over Russia: Chelyabinsk Meteor shower










    http://file25.content-video.ru/Out/WebM/20130215/2013_02_15_RIAMETEORNAREZKAmix_x4pl0pgu.4r5.webm


    As you probably are aware, today, should pass near Earth an asteroid, 2012 DA14, at a very close range, nearly 25-27 thousand km above Earth. This morning in Chelyabinsk (Russia) was registered a meteor shower, as a result 500 people were injured and thousands of buildings got windows broken.

    Is it an interesting coincidence or it's the shower before the storm.. ?
     
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  8. Feb 15, 2013 #7

    Borg

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    I can't watch the video from work but, I'm looking forward to it later today. From what I've read, a lot of people were injured by flying glass. Note to self: Stay away from the windows if you see a really bright meteor.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2013 #8

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    "Experts say the explosion took place 5 km above the ground" - judging from the videos I have a feeling time to reach the surface was much longer than 15 seconds (plus people had to get the cameras and switch them on, which adds at least 10 seconds more). But then I have not tried to measure it.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2013 #9

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    Re: Meteorite explosion over Russia: Chelyabinsk Meteor shower

    I don't think its coincidence, suppose the asteroid was at one time a larger mass and collided with another asteroid causing many smaller fragments to travel along the same trajectory. I'd expect more meteors during and after the event too.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2013 #10
    Re: Meteorite explosion over Russia: Chelyabinsk Meteor shower

    I believe we'll get more info from NASA reports in a few days, as I am sure there were other "pieces" fallen in the oceans.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2013 #11

    Borg

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    Wow. 5 km is well within a jetliner's cruising altitude. I wonder if any were in the area? I'm guessing there weren't since there haven't been any reports of crashes or decompressions from broken windows.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2013 #12

    jedishrfu

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    Yeah, I didn't think of that. It may well be a hoax via viral videos could be like the Toyota commercial of a truck survivng a meteor strike.

    EDIT: Looking at the videos, it seems authentic although I noticed each video show it streaking from left to right meaning all the camera people were on one side of the meteor track.
     
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    nsaspook

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    More damage reports: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...xploded-doctors-treat-500-people-injured.html


     
  16. Feb 15, 2013 #15

    Borg

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    NASA is stating that the tracks are completely different.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2013 #16

    jedishrfu

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    On a related note, a colleague here noticed that the video times are different. Some I'm wondering if some old videos have also been mixed in with the latest actual video.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2013 #17

    nsaspook

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    That actually makes them more likely to be authentic. :smile:
     
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    The cameras in the cars are on by default, no need to switch them on. (its related to car insurance that they carry always cameras)

    We´ll have to wait for more detailed reports, but i´ve seen images of a building that recieved hits (a factory).
    Actually more than 1 thousand reported injuries
     
  20. Feb 15, 2013 #19
    Has anyone heard from Evo yet?
     
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