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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:28 AM

View from space of the Russian meteor trail


An image from the SEVIRI instrument aboard Eumetsat's Meteosat-10 geostationary satellite. The vapour trail visible in the centre of the image was left by an asteroid that struck Earth near Chelyabinsk, Russia, 15 February 2013, around 03:15 UT. Initial media reports included accounts of injuries and property loss. This image uses data from the High Resolution Visible (HRV) channel of SEVIRI that can produce images with both high spatial and temporal resolution. (Credit: Eumetsat)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130215192102.htm

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:41 PM

1. See, the meteoroid wasn't such a big deal after all.

Fantastic to have all these eyes in the sky that reveal happens on our planet and beyond.

Thx for the post.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:23 PM

2. So those 3 dots are it?

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:02 AM

3. Zooming in on that view.



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/


I noticed on one site the birth of a conspiracy theory meme centered around the hole made in a nearby lake. That poster suggested that because of the shallow angle of entry, the hole punched in the ice couldn't have been round. Not so. As the pressure wave in front of the objects slowed them to the terminal velocity, the fall would have become nearly vertical, aka a ballistic trajectory.

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