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#1 Yeah, the gubbamint did great things to protect you people, but the internet service let you down, so the warnings came too late. Good thing the air defence boys busted it up so high in the atmoosphere! More funding for air defense and the early-warning folks!
Posted by Bobby 2013-02-15 06:07||
#2 Regnum news agency quoted a military source who claimed that the vapor condensation trail of the meteorite speaks to the fact that the meteorite was intercepted by air defenses.
No, we have no video footage. We do this all the time here in the Urals. You'll simply have to take my word for it.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-15 06:08||
#3 This is nothin'. I remember back in '57 we had a real fireball...
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-02-15 06:12||
#4 Intercepted by a missle? Horsehockey.It was travel at about 30 kilometers per second.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2013-02-15 07:52||
#5 On of the problems with intercept is target detection. You have to have at least two point to project speed and direction of the incoming target. The equipment has to be fast enough to obtain those two points and then do the calc to tell the missile the intercept location. Those old movie images of rotating radar dishes means that such systems are incapable of executing the function on inbound target traveling beyond a certain speed. Even phased array radars have limitations. That was one of the problems with the original Patriot system in the First Gulf War in getting an intercept calc and launch fast enough to take out incoming SCUDs. Then there's the issue of doing a calc and intercept before the moving target travels beyond range. Unless the Soviets Russians have significantly upgraded their systems, DB is right.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-15 08:26||
#6 No news from Fox on the Ural Mountain event; trumped by a lengthy Black History Month report featuring COL(Ret) Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. and a new fitness book by Jillian Michaels.
[Both COL Lawrence and Michaels, absolute great Americans by the way]
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-15 08:43||
#7 Intercepted by a missle? Horsehockey.It was travel at about 30 kilometers per second.
I expect the news people to downplay that aspect, even if it happened, because the US missile defense effort is carefully lovingly nerfed to never be able to produce anything (because missile defense is impossible, don'tchaknow) and we don't have ABM's in place to do anything if we're attacked in the continental US. I think there's a half-dozen interceptor missiles in AK, and a half dozen in Californica, and that's it.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-02-15 08:48||
#8 ...a large ground area must be thoroughly checked for radiation...
Call me suspicious and paranoid if you must, but I detect the odor of rat. There's no reason to suspect a meteorite of being particularly radioactive. Could just be journalistic ignorance. Could be an anthropogenic meteorite.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2013-02-15 09:04||
#9 From the article:
"It is believed that the incident may be connected to asteroid 2012 DA14, which measures 45 to 95 meters in diameter and will be passing by Earth tonight"
"Believed" by whom?
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-15 09:11||
#10 Could just be journalistic ignorance.
Seems to be an international trait. So many get their education information from Hollyweird movies.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-15 09:27||
#11 Since the trajectory of this meteor(ite) and the asteroid are completely different it is unlikely to be anything except coincidence.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-15 10:00||
Posted by Beavis 2013-02-15 10:36||
How do you say in Russian - Meteors why do they hate us? Метеоры Почему они нас ненавидят? (at least according to Google translate)
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-15 10:50||
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-15 11:05||
#15 northern Russia. Why is it always northern Russia?
well ... I mean "always" as in once every hundred years or so. Hahahaha!!!
Posted by Raider 2013-02-15 11:14||
It does look like the opening of a medium budget sci-fi film.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-15 11:18||
#17 That one shot of it coming straight on would have me needing to change my shorts if I was the driver!
Posted by DarthVader 2013-02-15 11:31||
#18 Why does everyone in Russia have a dash cam?
Because when a meteor coming right at your nose neither surprises the drivers or is the most dangerous part of the commute.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-15 11:37||
#19 ....because 'insurance' in Russia has a different mechanism which makes our tort lawyers look like two bit hustles. Wait they are.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-15 11:51||
#20 Angie, as Pappy obliquely mentioned, Chelyabinsk was a closed city under the Soviets with a lot of nuclear R&D work. In 1957 there was a huge explosion that killed hundreds and spread radioactive materials widely.
If I lived there today, I'd want reassurance that this event neither added to nor stirred up more of the same.
Posted by lotp 2013-02-15 11:56||
#21 Thanks for the compliment. I thought it was also the site of their ABM radar or something ABMish. I'll bet they're wondering why the meteor couldn't have picked on Chernobyl.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-02-15 12:30||
#22 I watched the video, it WAS NOT SHOT DOWN, IT LANDED NORMALLY.
(Or as "Normal s a meteor usually is)
There's NO vapor trail, and no interrupt in course.
(A hit would make a "Bobble" there is none)
Showmanship, or a downright lie.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-15 12:59||
#23 The most decorated sniper in US history who went to heaven recently must be up there shootin at the Russians. :)
Posted by Dino Shomomp7692 2013-02-15 14:21||
#24 I'm sure Iranian or North Korean anti-missile defenses saved Russia. Just give them a few hours to photoshop together some evidence and you'll see.
Posted by rjschwarz 2013-02-15 14:42||
#25 "And this is the best that you - that the government, the U.S. government, can come up with? I mean, you-you're NASA for cryin' out loud, you put a man on the moon, you're geniuses! You-you're the guys that think this shit up! I'm sure you got a team of men sitting around somewhere right now just thinking shit up and somebody backing them up! You're telling me you don't have a backup plan, that these eight boy scouts right here, that is the world's hope, that's what you're telling me?"
Bruce Willis as Harry Stamper
Posted by Raider 2013-02-15 15:40||
#26 Just seen a very bright meteor over Perth. Perhaps 20 minutes after the asteroid past.
Posted by phil_b 2013-02-15 16:05||
I have seen a couple reports stating that Putin flew up and smashed the meteor into bits moments before impact, saving thousands as well as a horse ranch.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-15 16:37||
#28 Joe! Joe! Send word, wisdom needed. What does the sky tell you?
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-15 17:07||
#29 Journalists are not strong on science. "CNN anchor Deborah Feyerick asked Bill Nye the Science Guy on her show Sunday if climate change could have had anything to do with the direction of the object's [asteroid's] path."
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-15 17:17||
#30 They'd better be careful of their lies, IF the Bolide WAS destroyed (Damaged, hit, deflected etc) by a missile, AND IF they bragged about it.
They're responsible for ALL the broken Windows and any other damage.
Watch for a retraction shortly. They won't pay for a damned thing.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-15 18:38||
#31 Iff I am correct, + what I saw were indeed related to this incident, there were actually FOUR SEPARATE FIREBALLS, coming in over Guam-WESTPAC = Agana/Hagatna Bay from different points on the compass as perpendicular to the horizon, but all seemingly heading towards the same strategic point or area somewhere in or over East Asia + Eurasian mainland.
It would appear that at least ONE of the above is what broke up + struck Chelyabinsk.
I believe I heard + felt one distant "boom", one that caused my teeth to suddenly knock together as iff in stuccato, but I'm not absolutely sure iff its related to this Chelyabinsk fireball.
I am NOT convinced that the above or the Chelyabinsk fireball are only "coincidental" = unrelated to DA14 - THE TIMING IS JUST TOO CLOSE/PERFECT??? Iff anything, I suspect that NASA-JPL, etc. made some kind of [embarrassing] Error(s) in their original + follow-on observation, calcs for DA 14.
Lest we fergit, MSM-NET = NASA-JPL claimed that they were "closely monitoring" DA14, + that despite its projected path there will be "no threat", of "impact", or any other any sort to Earth or Humanity. DA 14's FLYBY DIDN'T HAPPEN AS CONFIDENTLY, AS WIDELY, OR AS PROFESSIONALLY ANTICIPATED, NOW DID IT?
IMO the only thing likely to be correct about NASA-JPL's description per the Chelyabinsk fireball is that it may NOT had been the physical DA14 rock per se.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-15 19:04||
#32 "I have seen a couple reports stating that Putin flew up and smashed the meteor into bits moments before impact"
I sure hope he rememebered to put on his cape inside the telephone booth ... before he leaped up into the sky.
Posted by Raider 2013-02-15 19:18||
#33 FYI at the speed the four fireballs were moving over Guam-WESTPAC, NOTHING MAN-MADE ON THIS PLANET OR IN THE KNOWN/CURRENT USDOD MISSLE INVENTORY - ICBM OR ABM-BMD OR LASER - COULD HAVE INTERCEPTED OR STOPPED THE SAME IFF THEY WERE TO DE FACTO IMPACT EARTH + INTACT.
Not in Single, Several, Dozens or Score(s), or likely even iff in 00's - 000's or 0,000's MAYBE.
ADVANTAGE = BRUCE WILLIS + BOYZ, iff only NASA-JPL, etc. can GUARANTEE they won't be sideswiped + destroyed by a rock(s) or fragments NASA-JPL Perts missed???
Amers may want to RE-SUBMIT that Petition to POTUS Bammer as per BUILDING A STAR WARS-STYLE "DEATH STAR". Keep resubmitting it until Washington surrenders like France + says "yes".
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-15 19:24||