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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:28 AM

Asteroids ..Neil DeGrasse Tyson plus impact photos from Russia




From his facebook today







More videos, latestnews, pictures from Russia
Link: http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

its in english

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Reply Asteroids ..Neil DeGrasse Tyson plus impact photos from Russia (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 OP
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #1
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #2
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #17
magellan Feb 2013 #3
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #4
magellan Feb 2013 #5
countryjake Feb 2013 #11
magellan Feb 2013 #13
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2013 #14
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #47
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #6
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #7
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #8
renegade000 Feb 2013 #33
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #30
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #9
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #10
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #12
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2013 #15
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #16
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #18
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #39
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #42
SkyDaddy7 Feb 2013 #21
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #32
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #34
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #19
Orrex Feb 2013 #22
SidDithers Feb 2013 #31
Orrex Feb 2013 #38
SidDithers Feb 2013 #43
Orrex Feb 2013 #44
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #40
countryjake Feb 2013 #45
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #46
Octafish Feb 2013 #28
SidDithers Feb 2013 #29
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #41
Jamastiene Feb 2013 #49
countryjake Feb 2013 #20
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #23
davidpdx Feb 2013 #24
countryjake Feb 2013 #48
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #25
Iterate Feb 2013 #26
rightsideout Feb 2013 #27
Danny_Noonan Feb 2013 #35
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #36
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #37

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:36 AM

1. Kicked for added photos

Geez... Alien attack... pretty dramatic
notice the roof?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:39 AM

2. What space program?

We got prayer.

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:41 AM

17. I used to be bothered by the death of the US space program

But then I realized that the solar system may be better colonized by the Chinese anyway. I look forward to some Sheckley style Martian food.

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Response to magellan (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:02 AM

4. The Russians are covering it better.. good link with photos and video

Military also have discovered the crater


http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:05 AM

5. Thanks! Incredible footage

Is it just me or is there no sound on that montage?

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Response to magellan (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:03 AM

11. Here, there's sound on both of these...




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Response to countryjake (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:10 AM

13. Thank you! n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:35 AM

14. FUNNY!!

In the comments section folks think the Russian Air Force shot the meteorite down! LOL!!

My guess is Putin will claim he personally shot it down!!! LOL!!

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:31 PM

47. With a telephone wire no less

Swear to god I saw an image of a telephone wire intersecting the smoke trail and someone claimed that was a missile.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:11 AM

6. NPR's Morning report called that a "sparsely populated area"

Looks rather unsparse to me

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:13 AM

7. CNN reports 500+ people injured

Vast majority of casualties reported to be from glass from windows shattered by the blast.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:19 AM

8. Russian news reports

As of 15:00 Moscow time, 725 people have sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk alone because of the disaster, 112 of whom have been hospitalized .Among the injured there are 84 children

http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

its in english

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:16 AM

33. i wonder if lots of people saw the bright light

started peering out the window... only to have it break right in front of them when the air-blast finally hit

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:06 AM

30. AKA: "Let's marginalize this story ASAP."

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:47 AM

9. three meteorite debris impact sites,

Army units found three meteorite debris impact sites, two of which are in an area near Chebarkul Lake, west of Chelyabinsk. The third site was found some 80 kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Zlatoust. One of the fragments that struck near Chebarkul left a crater six meters in diameter.

http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:50 AM

10. Little bitty rocks.

The flyby today would make a much bigger hole.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:07 AM

12. Amazing this doesn't happen more frequently...

Glad no reported deaths.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:37 AM

15. EXACTLY!!!

We owe our atmosphere a lot of thanks...So we pump it full of toxins & CO2!! LOL!

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:39 AM

16. That won't make a difference to impacts.

It will make a difference to us but not to space rocks.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:44 AM

18. Russian apple iphone weather app

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:02 PM

39. I love that. Thank you!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:24 PM

42. -5 centigrade and falling meteorites

This is a keeper.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:10 AM

21. Well of course it won't matter to space rocks...

But it does matter to all the life the atmosphere protects on a daily basis.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:15 AM

32. It probably happens a lot more that we are aware.

Don't forget that 70% of this planet is ocean. Think of all the open sea that has no observers at all

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:34 PM

34. Good point. I'm guessing the meteorite was too small to track/detect?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:47 AM

19. Serious questions: Double contrails? Is that normal for a meteorite? nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:13 AM

22. Yeah! Usually they're chem trails!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:12 AM

31. "Chemtrail" might be more accurate than "contrail" here...

Really depends on the material composition of the meteorite. If its mostly ice, then the trail might be like a condensation trail, as the ice flashes to steam, then condenses back to water vapour.

But if the meteorite is rock and minerals, they're burning off in the extreme heat caused by friction, leaving a trail of a mess of chemical particulate, ash and smoke.

But you can't see this 'cause you're ignoring me (glad you brought it back )

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:59 PM

38. My list of "star members" ignoring me has really spiked in the past few days

Wonder why...

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #43)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:03 PM

44. Up to 24 people ignoring me now

Funny how things work out.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:14 PM

40. Sid said the "C" word!!!1!!!!111!! MIRT & Admins Convene Emergency Session

Emm-trail-Kay sensors placed throughout the website's forums confirmed that the notorious conspiracy theorist Dithers did in fact advocate for That Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken. Denizens of the site eagerly await the outcome of The Ban Hammer Council, who will release a plume of smoke to signify that they've come to a decision. Dithers spends his days waiting in a Meta holding cell, scratching the words to God Save the Queen alongside the graffiti left by previous occupants of the cell.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:29 PM

45. And a hawk spirals to the ground, a sad fleeting crash...

as that plume of smoke never appears.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #45)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:28 PM

46. +1000

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:00 AM

28. Two big pieces, maybe.

I saw something similar, camping in northern Michigan with a dozen high school chums in summer of '78.

Exhausted and blitzed after a day's canoeing, eating and partying, we all were laying on top of our sleeping bags, under the cloudless, black, starry sky, telling jokes and lies and all the stuff old pals say out loud.

All at once, the sky itself seemed to brighten and a meteor streaked across the sky, leaving a cloudy contrail that seemed to glow for a minute afterwards. It seemed to also have made a sizzling sound. This was followed by a loud boom.

We all were amazed. I'm still amazed, thinking about that thing.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:04 AM

29. One chunk breaking into two smaller chunks...

Each with it's own trail. Certainly plausible.

Sid

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:18 PM

41. Completely normal, if it's breaking up on the way down

The pieces tend to go on similar trajectories.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:19 AM

49. One of those is from Darth Cheney flying alongside in a military grade jet

to watch the progress of his attempt to finally get some satisfaction from getting no war "action" during the cold war.



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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:49 AM

20. Thanks for that link, Iching! I hadn't seen that site, yet.

Here's a good vid of the meteor from a distance:

(no boom)

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:16 AM

23. First image of one of the craters

This one in a local lake





suppose to find at least two more.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:26 AM

24. Well at least that one hit in a safe place

I heard there were 4 or 5.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:41 AM

48. Now they're saying the lake was not a landing site...

http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-meteorite-asteroid-chelyabinsk-291/

18:40 GMT: The search for the meteorite parts at Chebarkul Lake and at other two locations has officially been stopped. The huge ice hole found at the lake on Friday “has formed because of a different reason,” the Vice-Governor of Chelyabinsk region Igor Murog told Interfax-Ural.


I guess they sent divers down and found a bunch of ooze but nothing solid, tho that part of the article implies that those divers simply gave up due to visibility problems. This more recent update sounds like they've learned something more about the hole in the ice.

Cue the Blob music...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:27 AM

25. yow.. lots of pics at link

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:11 AM

26. Viewed from a weather satellite...



Weather sattelite Meteosat 10 has taken an image of the meteriote shortly after entering the atmosphere.(Copyright 2013 © EUMETSAT)

Russian space agency Roskosmos has confirmed the object that crashed in the Chelyabinsk region is a meteorite:
“According to preliminary estimates, this space object is of non-technogenic origin and qualifies as a meteorite. It was moving at a low trajectory with a speed of about 30 km/s.”
http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/


The view from the ground was more ominous. Oh well, at least it's flu season.


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:44 AM

27. Don't buy into the asteroid thing

It was one of Obama's drones. Just kidding.

Actually, I'm surprised at the damage and the sonic boom. Wow!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:31 PM

35. This is what happens when the Pope quits

Just saying

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Response to Danny_Noonan (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:37 PM

36. LMAO!

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Danny_Noonan (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:56 PM

37. You're a good egg Noonan. She needs you...

Pick up that Kleenex.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Welcome to DU!

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