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#256536 - 02/15/13 02:19 PM Russia meteor strike - 950 injured
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1918
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The official line seems to be that this event is unrelated to the close call Earth is going to have at 2:24p today (eastern time).

After what happened in Russia today, many more people will be watching the sky when the bigger one zooms [hopefully] by....

Was already planning on going to Costco this morning. Perhaps I should stock up on ramen noodles? Or liquor.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...le-injured.html



Moment meteorite exploded in the sky above Russian town as doctors treat 950 people injured when sonic boom shattered windows



"The event has been well-documented - many drivers in Russia have video recorders fitted in their cars to record any accident or disputes.

"Within an hour of the explosion, footage from these was uploaded to YouTube showing the fireball crashing to the ground."




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#256537 - 02/15/13 02:33 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: Dagny]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7705
Loc: southern Cal
"ramen noodles"?? If this is the coming apocalypse, I am going to go out gorging on ice cream and pumpkin pie, with lots of chocolate on the side. No need to worry about weight gain....
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#256538 - 02/15/13 02:39 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: Dagny]
thseng Offline
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Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 900
Loc: NW NJ
Dang, darn, errrr... Wow.

Sounds like a repeat of the Tunguska Event.
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#256540 - 02/15/13 04:11 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: Dagny]
bws48 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 831
Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
There are some unconfirmed and/or denied reports that a Russian Air Defense unit picked up the meteor, fired its missles and hit the target (causing it to break up). Here is one report:

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/22720/53/
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#256543 - 02/15/13 04:55 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: Dagny]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
So the mayans were a month or so off???? laugh

Wonder what speed it came in at,that would be a fine missile intercept to pull it off.

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#256546 - 02/15/13 05:20 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: spuds]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
Originally Posted By: spuds
So the mayans were a month or so off???? laugh

Wonder what speed it came in at,that would be a fine missile intercept to pull it off.


The Russians are denying they have that capability.

I would be denying I had that capability if I had it too.

Good trick if you can pull it off.
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#256547 - 02/15/13 05:32 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: ILBob]
bws48 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 831
Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Originally Posted By: ILBob

I would be denying I had that capability if I had it too.


Especially if you pulled it off, only to find out that you transformed it into a "shotgun" impact, thereby spreading out the damage. . . whistle
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#256551 - 02/15/13 06:21 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: Dagny]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1680
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
I'd bet on friction heating from the denser air near the ground, but PVO Strany might have been ready...only NSA knows for sure, and they're not talking smile

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#256552 - 02/15/13 06:24 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: Dagny]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
Yikes. Time to upgrade from hardhats to Kevlars.

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#256553 - 02/15/13 06:29 PM Re: Russia meteor strike - 950 injured [Re: Dagny]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1372
WHERE is Bruce Willis when you really NEED him????

Hint: Probably standing on an oil rig in the Gulf hitting golf balls at Greenpeace.

HAHAHA!!!
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