Russian meteorite

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  1. nsaspook

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    Good thing the Ruskies didn't mistake those meteorites for incoming ICBMs, and respond in kind.

    If 500 people sustained injuries from this relatively small meteorite, one shudders to think about the toll that could result if a larger chunk of space rock landed anywhere on Earth, even if that impact was at sea.

    It is time to get that space laser system up and running, before the big one hits.
     
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    Happens a lt in russia, research the meteor that blewup in the atmosphere and leveled 10,000 square miles of trees in siberia in the 10's or 20's. Its well documented a astroid or meteor came into the atmosphere and would have gone back out but the friction of the air made it explode.
     
  6. thatoneguy

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    The Russians claim it was stopped by an anti-ICBM missile they fired at it. That explains the two contrails in a couple of videos.

    Only about 3 to 5 hours left to see if or how many satellites get taken out by the one coming in today.
     
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    The 'Russians' don't claim that, only a few crackpots.

    The 'two' contrails are symmetrical with opposite rotation which means they came from the same object and were generated by the shock-wave effecting the dust plasma cloud around the meteorite.

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    This video has a closeup of the contrail detail.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ozSq3yEm3g
     
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    Cool video there! I like the simulation as well.

    Here is where the missile was stated (Russian Times) Internet Pravda or something.

    They've changed the article now to say:
     
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    I find it pretty amazing how high it is. The sonic boom comes 30 seconds into the video, which makes it at least 10km high, and it must have taken him a while to get his camera out on top of that.
     
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    A size and power update: http://www.space.com/19822-russian-fireball-biggest-explosion-century.html

     
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    I wonder if the hand me down population of Russia knew to stay away from

    that area. Big things have been falling from the sky a long time. Who knows

    they could have gated communities there now. Putin's Comet...attach a year

    to it. You don't need to be an expert.
     
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    Yah they hit a target flying 19 miles a second. ;) Musta borrowed ICBM from Iran.
     
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    No Its just Russia! You wouldn't be too impressed either if you didn't know if it was a meteor or just bad batch of potato shine!
     
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    I never said I believed their story. Russia has been lacking for news releases of late. This is probably the only thing they could maybe hope to reach for since the US shot down a satellite with an SM-9 a while back. Do you think the majority of Russians in the area believe that it wasn't shot down?

    In Mother Russia, the news decides what happened.
     
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    And not just in Russia. ;)
     
  17. maxpower097

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking!?!?!? In Russia? Sounds like everywhere.
     
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    Can you buy bits of it on ebay yet? :D
     
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    I'm sure its been 48 hours. If you can get the 1st auctions you can make some good money. Its worth like the same as gold, may be not this one because there will be so much of it. But that one that his Mass or somewhere near there and did the same thing here in the US. People from the town and even out of staters decended on the debris trail finding meteorites. Then there were brokers and universities buying the samples in the town square for like months. Anytime you can identify a certain meteor it makes it more valuable, and when its only small peices it makes it more valuable. I thikn the russian meteor will end up flooding the market and you will be able to get em cheap, then over 20-30 years they will become rare. Problem is now people know their worth real money now.
     
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    Hmm, before I go out and lavish my entire life savings on a few chunks of "meteorite", I wonder how I can ascertain that the rocks I acquire for my collection are indeed from Pluto, as opposed to being mere gravel gathered from a Russian roadside by an opportunistic entrepreneur.
     
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