Man, the footage of that meteorite in Russia is freaky!!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:35:44 AM
Really makes you realize we have no control over anything!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:58:16 AM
Wow, that's amazing! And just a bit scary too.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:16:03 AM
Really scary, especially when we are expecting the asteroid fly-by today too.

They said it's a coincidence & they have nothing to do with each other though.




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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:33:33 AM
Wow.....you really never know what kind of day its going to be when you leave the house.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:36:02 AM
Wow, it's a miracle no one was killed.






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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:36:20 AM
Wow! Thanks for sharing.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:52:50 AM
I don't understand how there was no warning that such a large object was coming. We would know if a missile had been launched, why not a meteorite?

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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:13:16 AM

I don't understand how there was no warning that such a large object was coming. We would know if a missile had been launched, why not a meteorite?
They did know it was coming but the last I heard, it was expected to pass, not hit.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:15:04 AM

They did know it was coming but the last I heard, it was expected to pass, not hit.

The meteor that hit this morning, is not the asteroid that is supposed to pass by the earth later today. They are not related.

The scientist on the Today Show this morning, said they can't detect meteors under a certain size, like the one that hit Russia.




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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:17:33 AM
We would know if a missile had been launched, why not a meteorite?
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For starters, what "we" are able to see with technology is different that Russia's capability. They may not be able to see missile launches we see.
But, what is used to identify a missile launch may not pertain to a meteor.
If you are out bird watching it is possible to miss seeing the airplane fly over because it is not where your attention is focused. I don't think we have any missiles that travel at 1140 miles per minute/68400 miles an hour.
It would streak past a missile defense too fast to be caught before it impacted earth.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:30:47 AM

The meteor that hit this morning, is not the asteroid that is supposed to pass by the earth later today. They are not related.
Thanks for that! After hearing that it wasn't going to hit (the asteroid) it was a bit of a shock to think it had.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:35:23 AM

After hearing that it wasn't going to hit (the asteroid) it was a bit of a shock to think it had.

I know, me too! I turned on the news this morning & it was really strange to see something had hit.




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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:29:03 AM
This just reinforces your mother's warning to always wear clean undies! 'Cause you just never know.........

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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:32:53 AM

This just reinforces your mother's warning to always wear clean undies! 'Cause you just never know.........


if i witnessed that up close, i don't know if my underwear would still be clean.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:36:29 AM

This just reinforces your mother's warning to always wear clean undies! 'Cause you just never know.........
If that thing exploded very close to me, the state of my undies when I left the house would have been irrelevant b/c they would certainly be soiled after the explosion LOL!

I followed a FB link to a site that showed about 15 or so videos captured from cars. Most of them had audio b/c you could hear the radio or people talking in the background. What struck me as interesting was how nonchalant the vehicle occupants were about the explosion in the sky right in front of them. Of course, they were speaking Russian so I didn't know exactly WHAT they were saying, but they weren't getting excited or raising their voices or anything else that suggested something unusual had just happened.

If that had happened in the US, the videos would have been full of shrieks of "OMG What was that!" or "WTF". These people didn't seem to give it a second glance. In some videos, the music continued to play, but no one said a word. It was just kind of weird, unless they specifically edited out the conversations.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:49:48 AM
Wow!

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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:00:18 AM
That's just crazy. I hadn't heard about it so thanks for the link.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:02:27 AM
    I don't understand how there was no warning that such a large object was coming. We would know if a missile had been launched, why not a meteorite?


One of my favorite scenes from the movie Armageddon is when the President asks NASA about the asteroid that hit NYC:


    President: What is this thing?
    Truman: It's an asteroid, sir.
    President: How big are we talking?
    Scientist: Sir, our best estimate is 97.6 billion-
    Truman: It's the size of Texas, Mr. President.
    President: Dan, we didn't see this thing coming?
    Truman: Well, our object collision budget's about a million dollars a year. That allows us to track about three percent of the sky, and begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky.
    Gen. Kimsey: And the ones this morning?
    Truman: Uh, those were nothing. Those were the size of basketballs and Volkswagens, things like that.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:04:45 AM
I know...the size of the crater is just stunning. It makes you think about what could happen if something like that were to hit in a super populated area or city. So scary!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:15:33 AM

All I could think was a certain generation & above must have thought they were under attack. At least watching the video feeds I've seen, the bright light & boom would have had me thinking nuclear attack. I can only assume Russian children were taught the same as us, hide under the school desk.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:29:57 AM

I followed a FB link to a site that showed about 15 or so videos captured from cars. Most of them had audio b/c you could hear the radio or people talking in the background. What struck me as interesting was how nonchalant the vehicle occupants were about the explosion in the sky right in front of them. Of course, they were speaking Russian so I didn't know exactly WHAT they were saying, but they weren't getting excited or raising their voices or anything else that suggested something unusual had just happened.

If that had happened in the US, the videos would have been full of shrieks of "OMG What was that!" or "WTF". These people didn't seem to give it a second glance. In some videos, the music continued to play, but no one said a word. It was just kind of weird, unless they specifically edited out the conversations.
A lot of the videos had "warning: strong language" so I assumed there was some WTF going on (I don't speak Russian - so don't know). I did have a couple of Russian friends chime on Facebook and it made me laugh:

Y: Russians are always prepared to have something crazy happen.
E: I don't think they necessarily expect a meteorite
Y: I agree. Especially in Siberia, most are probably still nervous about the return of the Khan.

And I learned something today ... one of my first questions was why all these people happened to have dashboard videos running. Apparently insurance fraud is rampant there, so people run the videos as a precaution.


All I could think was a certain generation & above must have thought they were under attack. At least watching the video feeds I've seen, the bright light & boom would have had me thinking nuclear attack. I can only assume Russian children were taught the same as us, hide under the school desk.
I think even the current generation would be afraid of an attack. If I heard a boom and all of a sudden all the windows shattered in my building, first thing I would think would be terrorist or bombing. When we had the small earthquake on the East Coast a few years ago, it really rattled some of the upper floors where I work and nobody's first thought was earthquake, it was 9/11.

It sounds like a lot of people were injured, mostly by glass, hopefully everybody is okay. What a crazy thing!



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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:38:19 AM
Wow!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:10:33 AM

A lot of the videos had "warning: strong language" so I assumed there was some WTF going on (I don't speak Russian - so don't know). I did have a couple of Russian friends chime on Facebook and it made me laugh:

Y: Russians are always prepared to have something crazy happen.
E: I don't think they necessarily expect a meteorite
Y: I agree. Especially in Siberia, most are probably still nervous about the return of the Khan.


I figured there would be some profanity, LOL. But what struck me was the lack of emotion/"panic" in their discussions. I guess "Russians are always prepared to have something crazy happen" explains it!




And I learned something today ... one of my first questions was why all these people happened to have dashboard videos running. Apparently insurance fraud is rampant there, so people run the videos as a precaution.
Well now I have learned something today, too. I had wondered why there were so many video cameras running in cars to capture all the different images. One had a split screen with one video of what the driver could see, and another video in which you could see the driver. That camera was aimed so you could see cars approaching from behind. Insurance fraud explains why he would have had two cameras.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:45:26 AM

And I learned something today ... one of my first questions was why all these people happened to have dashboard videos running. Apparently insurance fraud is rampant there, so people run the videos as a precaution.

I've seen some of the traffic accident montages on YouTube and they made me go ... some close calls, some crazy collisions, and some very, very angry men with crowbars and whatnot.

As for the meteorite ... zoinks!!!!!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:51:57 AM
It really is incredible and so random! I thought it was a hoax this morning when I saw it online.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:53:07 AM


if i witnessed that up close, i don't know if my underwear would still be clean.






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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:01:53 AM
Scientists were saying that the meteorite that is passing by Earth today is half the size of a football field. The meteorite that passed by yesterday was 'small' and undetectable. It's fairly common for smaller meteorites to follow a larger meteorite, but uncommon for them to be ahead of a large meteorite. They also said if they could mine the larger meteorite it would be worth billions. Scary, but interesting.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:27:33 AM

The scientist on the Today Show this morning, said they can't detect meteors under a certain size, like the one that hit Russia.


He also said that if it was a meteorite large enough to take out the Earth we would be able to detect it. That's reassuring.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:49:36 AM
Years ago, my grandmother was taking a walk down a country road and happened to spot a really unusual looking rock. She eventually took the rock to a nearby university and they confirmed that it was a piece of a meteorite. I remember thinking at the time "what if you were just standing out in your yard and something like that hit you on the head!"


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Posted: 2/15/2013 12:16:20 PM
I'm pretty sure I'd be freaked out If I was anywhere near there! Scary!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 12:19:36 PM
I didn't play the video, but my Texas Stormchasers fb page put up a video this morning and about 30 seconds in to it, you hear the sonic boom from it. You sure don't want your speakers up loud.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 12:42:46 PM
Here are some Russian instagrams of the wreckage.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:28:55 PM
Truly amazing photos.





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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:38:01 PM
Video of meteorite trail with soundbooms.


According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.


Holy cow! There was a lot of damage from the smaller pieces, if they did blow it up. I can't imagine what would have happened if it had hit whole!







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