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Record meteorite hits Norway

  1. Jun 10, 2006 #1


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    As Wednesday morning dawned, northern Norway was hit with an impact comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima.

    http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1346411.ece [Broken]
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  3. Jun 10, 2006 #2
    How large of an earthquake does that cause? I'm surprised we haven't seen images of the rock or the mark it left.
  4. Jun 10, 2006 #3

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    As of 18:52 MDT no one has found the impact crater.

    Believe it or not, a lot of the surface of earth is essentially uninhabited.

    Circa 90% - see this discussion of extraterrestrial objects:

    http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/near_earth_objects/threat.html [Broken]
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  5. Jun 11, 2006 #4
    asteroid 1566 Icarus...

    This event appears to be related to the 'annual Arietid meteor shower'.

    It is probable that this meteorite is a fragment of the asteroid 1566 Icarus.

    It certainly would be interesting to study a fragment of the asteroid 1566 Icarus.

    It appears that Earth will enter closest approach to the asteroid 1566 Icarus orbit on June 17, 2006.

    It appears that Earth will enter the asteroid 1566 Icarus orbital plane on June 19, 2006.

    1566 Icarus
    Physical characteristics
    Dimensions: 1.4 km (diameter)
    Mass: 2.9×10^12 kg
    Density: 2 ? g/cm³

    Probably a much higher density than this, 1566 Icarus density: 5-9 g/cm³

    http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1346411.ece [Broken]
    http://cache.aftenposten.no/multimedia/archive/00410/_A-Meteoritt_6sek_j_410790h.jpg [Broken]
    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/db?name=1566+Icarus [Broken]
    http://cache.aftenposten.no/multimedia/archive/00410/_meteoritt_jpg_410803h.jpg [Broken]
    http://www.norsar.no/NDC/bulletins/gbf/northnorway.jpg [Broken]
    http://comets.amsmeteors.org/meteors/showers/daytime_arietids.html [Broken]

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  6. Jun 11, 2006 #5


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    Is this the one that was supposed to kill us all on May 25th?
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