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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:45 AM

Before You Do Anything Else You Must Watch This Meteor Tear Over Russia [VIDEO]

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-huge-meteor-just-exploded-over-russia-2013-2

A terrifically impressive meteor-like object skimmed last night through Russian skies.

Initial reports pegged the glowing ball as a huge meteor, but speculation lingers over what exactly it may have been.

The object exploded over Eastern Russia, near the Ural mountains, on Friday morning.

The BBC reports the blast was so intense that windows were blown from homes, and cars causing injuries to at least 400 people.


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Reply Before You Do Anything Else You Must Watch This Meteor Tear Over Russia [VIDEO] (Original post)
xchrom Feb 2013 OP
LisaLynne Feb 2013 #1
dembotoz Feb 2013 #2
HereSince1628 Feb 2013 #3
longship Feb 2013 #4
global1 Feb 2013 #5
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #13
gollygee Feb 2013 #6
davidpdx Feb 2013 #7
66 dmhlt Feb 2013 #8
kentauros Feb 2013 #17
FSogol Feb 2013 #9
kentauros Feb 2013 #18
FSogol Feb 2013 #20
Tree-Hugger Feb 2013 #10
Baclava Feb 2013 #11
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #12
SoCalDem Feb 2013 #14
SoCalDem Feb 2013 #15
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #16
City Lights Feb 2013 #19
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #21
City Lights Feb 2013 #22

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:46 AM

1. Wow! That looked like something out of a movie!

I hope no one was injured too badly.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:48 AM

2. damn

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:49 AM

3. The voice doesn't seem too excited. If I saw that thing headed in my direction

I'm pretty sure I'd be vocally processing a full load of adrenaline that would overwhelm the vehicle noise!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:04 AM

4. Speculation? You mean by kooks.

That's what is called a bolide meteor. In some videos of this it even makes a sonic boom (which apparently broke windows).

There is no speculation about what this was.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:11 AM

5. Wasn't There An Asteroid That Was Supposed To Be Flying Close To The Earth?....nt

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:33 AM

13. It was a bolide meteor. MUCH smaller than the asteroid due this morning.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:24 AM

6. I can't believe how calm they stayed!

I would have pulled over and wondered what was going on!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:29 AM

7. That's the best one yet I've seen

The person had a straight on view of the meteor coming out of the sky.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:31 AM

8. How'd they stay so calm?!?

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:47 AM

17. Eh, they're Russians!

I'm just surprised any of them even noticed

(I have a Russian friend that would probably laugh at that. He likes to boast how tough they are over there...)

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:31 AM

9. Swamp gas!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:49 AM

18. "Real gas music from Jupiter!"

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Response to kentauros (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:55 AM

20. +1 Firesign Theater! n/t

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:41 AM

10. This explains them

Fireballs are super common, though big ones like this with the sonic boom are rare. This link explains a lot.

http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireballs/faqf/

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:43 AM

11. Listen to the explosion

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:45 AM

12. Great illustration at the precariousness of our existence

I love it. Not people or property being hurt, but what it should remind all of us of.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:36 AM

14. Video removed by user

I guess he discovered it was worth some $$$$$..why give it away for free ..

I did see it on MSNBC , and it was spectacular

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:40 AM

15. Here's a video of the impact..WOW!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:50 AM

19. Holy shit!

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Response to City Lights (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:57 AM

21. That bang was obviously

a classic moment.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:01 AM

22. LOL!

Ya got that right! I would have rushed to the window just like so many others and ended up with shards of glass in my body.

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