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2013-02-16 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian meteor hit with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs
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Posted by tipper 2013-02-16 10:55|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [322 views ]  Top

#1 And that was just a pebble, cosmically speaking.
Any word yet if it was a stony or iron meteor?
Posted by bigjim-CA 2013-02-16 11:31||   2013-02-16 11:31|| Front Page Top

#2 If the Meteor was that powerful, it didn't show it, I watched the tapes, one BOOM and it's over, maybe distance mitigated it?

No nuke simply blows out widows. It flattens the area, this didn't.

I think the reporters exaggerated, greatly.

Sorta like the reports it was shot down, also Lies.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-16 12:00||   2013-02-16 12:00|| Front Page Top

#3  It entered the atmosphere and broke up at an altitude of around 32 miles, causing a shockwave that blew out windows and set of car alarms in Chelyabinsk two and a half minutes later.

That's when the big flash happened. That's the point when air resistance became greater than the mass of the meteor resulting in the release of energy and the disintegration of the object. The vids distort the perception because they're all 2 dimensional and can't provide the perspective of true altitude.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-16 12:12||   2013-02-16 12:12|| Front Page Top

#4 James, your head, open it up a tad, it indeed had that force. Distance is a long ways, it's like say, ummmm..... 300 football fields stood on end, like 570 times higher than the PressBox (PIBT) at BearBryant Stadium.... it's way, way the fuck up there.

Posted by Shipman 2013-02-16 15:23||   2013-02-16 15:23|| Front Page Top

#5 Meteor ‘was new US weapons test’, claims Russian MP
Zhirinovsky, who else!
Posted by tipper 2013-02-16 16:19||   2013-02-16 16:19|| Front Page Top

#6 In Russia, ONE politician lies, and needs replacing.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-16 16:56||   2013-02-16 16:56|| Front Page Top

#7 In Russia, Space explores you.
Posted by Grunter 2013-02-16 17:13||   2013-02-16 17:13|| Front Page Top

#8 Its a good thing for them Putin punches with the strength of 35 Hiroshima Bombs.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-02-16 18:31||   2013-02-16 18:31|| Front Page Top

#9 I measured the delay on the camera from the start of the vid to the first boom.

It was 10K away 30s * 340M/s = 10K
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-16 19:55||   2013-02-16 19:55|| Front Page Top

#10 Lots of Vids out there - my favorite is the one that depicts the rock in all its big, wide smokey glory heading at an angle toward the video taker, + those that depict a "bright light" suddenly occurring all around different Personages like a potent Sun-exploding Solar Storm.

[NICHOLAS CAGE'S "KNOWING" here].

As per the former, iff it had been a Texas-sized asteroid + an [unlikely] very "slow-mover", it would had been sudden darkness, not sudden light. The rock would had covered the sky + the far horizon.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-16 20:58||   2013-02-16 20:58|| Front Page Top

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