Meteorite shower hits Russia injuring over 900
Old 02-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Meteorite Shower Hits Russia Injuring Over 900 (video)

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More than 900 people have been injured after a meteor strike in central Russia, the country's interior ministry said.

Fragments of at least one meteorite - the weight of a double-decker bus - were seen falling from the sky in the Chelyabinsk region at around 9am local time, around 1,500km east of Moscow.

A regional governor said 950 people have been injured. Russia’s Ministry of Emergencies said at least 82 children were hurt and 34 adults and 12 children were being treated in hospital. Two people are in intensive care.

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it's truly amazing and lucky that as of this point there have been no confirmed deaths. hopefully it stays that way.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow pretty spectacular videos. It's never occurred to me that a pressure/sound wave from a meteorite could blow in windows and doors.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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see an incredible flash outside, wake up, grab the camera... wait for it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UWP0lFHT2E

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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cool shit. Happens all the time though, usually in the ocean as the earth is mostly ocean. My question..... does EVERYONE in Russia have a dashboard camera?

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cool shit. Happens all the time though, usually in the ocean as the earth is mostly ocean. My question..... does EVERYONE in Russia have a dashboard camera?

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yup. a lot of crazy drivers in russia so they need a camera to see who caused an accident.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yeah, its like they knew this was going to happen, lol
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yup. a lot of crazy drivers in russia so they need a camera to see who caused an accident.

NEVER. DRIVE. IN. RUSSIA

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Big meteor just zoomed over central California, I'll post pictures if any show up.
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Cool stuff. The shooting star I mean that is.
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I'm already getting shit from my Obama loving family for posting articles about the meteorites. I guess if the American government stays ignorant, then I should too.
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Big meteor sighting over eastern states tonight.

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Meteor in the Maryland Night Sky | Video | wusa9.com
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Pretty cool NOVA show about the Russian meteor today.

It was about 10,000 tons of rock 65 feet in diameter going at 65,000 km per hour. 65 feet is about 4 stories high I think - so the size of a small apartment building.

Because it was rock instead of metal it broke into little bits and never made much of an impact. If it had entered the atmosphere at a sharper angle, or it had been made of solid metal it would have made a lot more damage.

The shock wave of the meteor going through the atmosphere hit 3 minutes after the flash of light. I think they said it was 10 km above the earth when it broke up. I thought the shock wave was from the meteor hitting the earth like a bomb, but it was really just from the meteor going through the atmosphere.
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Big rock blew up over Spain last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uYRVim9fSA
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Big rock blew up over Spain last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uYRVim9fSA
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