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Posted: 15 February 2013 07:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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And the one we didn’t see snuck up and bit us.

Meteor strike injures hundreds in Central Russia

We cannot detect all the rocks coming our way.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 07:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Awesome!  big surprise

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Posted: 15 February 2013 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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The BBC reporter said most of the injured people were looking at the meteor through windows when the shock wave from the explosion shattered the windows. Note to self: if I am inside and notice a large meteor in the sky run outside to observe it.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Yeah, the problem in Russia is that most people live in apartments, not houses.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Some asteroids travel as part of something called a “collision family”. Its a group of rocks that were all part of a single asteroid at one time but got broken off in a collision with a smaller asteroid. The collection of material made up of usually a small number of large pieces and a larger number of small pieces then travel in a similar orbit around the sun. I would be curious to know if astronomers think that the piece that hit Russia was part of a collision family that included the rock that missed us. It seems like a good possibility.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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From what I’ve read they’re looking into that, but it is unlikely. The meteor was apparently on a different trajectory than the flyby asteroid.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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They are sure it’ll be a “flyby,” right?  confused I guess we’ll find out in about five minutes…

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Posted: 15 February 2013 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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DarronS - 15 February 2013 12:08 PM

From what I’ve read they’re looking into that, but it is unlikely. The meteor was apparently on a different trajectory than the flyby asteroid.

Yeah I just saw that. I guess its just an odd coincidence.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Oh, since the asteroid has its own orbit, the title of this thread is just a bit inaccurate.  It’s heading curved for us, not straight for us. smile

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Posted: 15 February 2013 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Wow! At least it missed Kazakhstan! Apparently they can thank god for that. Maybe he dosen’t like Putin, even though he thanked god there were no deaths. We should also ask Ted Cruz why he’s covering up that new US weapons system we’re testing over Russia. what about it Senator? Care to comment?

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Posted: 15 February 2013 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Yeeeehaaaaaaaw!!!!!

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Posted: 16 February 2013 04:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Amazing event, but, holy s***!

Luckily, nobody was killed. The video clips of the meteor are a sight to see, it must be said.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 04:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Yeah, that’s amazing.

I’ve seen the light caused by this one. Doing my evening dog round I suddenly saw houses lit by some flashes behind me. I turned around and saw still some light glare coming from behind the horizon. I immediately thought about a meteorite, the next day I heard it in the news. The meteorite fell in Bavaria, I am living close to Lucerne in Switzerland, that is still quite a distance. It is a kind of eerie feeling seeing such an event…

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Posted: 16 February 2013 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Coldheart Tucker - 15 February 2013 10:27 PM

Yeeeehaaaaaaaw!!!!!

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Ride em cowboy. excaim

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Posted: 16 February 2013 08:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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This one is great   sick  it explains the meteor that came down over Cuba.


METEOR HITS CUBA 2-15-2013 (SHOCKING FOOTAGE!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQb7iLXa4qw

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