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maybe I should have brought my katana on this vacation x]
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Ok God, I was only joking when I said I'd prefer death by asteroid.

Check it out - half a building gone


(source https://twitter.com/a_koretsky)
Edited by dogbiscuit - 2/15/13 at 2:55am
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

99% of the near earth objects equal to or larger in size than the ~150 foot one that just passed Earth by ~17,000 miles are unknown.

We know almost nothing of smaller objects like the one in the above video, even after they enter the atmosphere. Meteors large enough to make it through the atmosphere are not rare. Meteorites strike earth all the time, nearly two per day, on average. They rarely harm anyone or damage any property and most go unnoticed.

There is nothing particularly scary going on, and no conspiracies; just the inevitable results of living on a planet in a solar system.

I don't really buy that. Sure the smaller ones that turn into pebbles as they enter the atmosphere, I can see why those would go undetected. But this thing obviously had a decent amount of mass when it was in orbit. Not to mention look at the size of that contrail. I have never heard of a meteorite that was able to cause a sonic boom before this.

Edit: Also the asteroid you're referring to is 2012 DA14 and was discovered last February. We also know of a 500 ft asteroid 2011 AG5 that is scheduled to pass Earth in 2040. The one that just hit is obviously smaller than both but we should have been able to see it coming at least a week in advance.
Edited by computerparts - 2/15/13 at 3:10am
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I think I should also put camera like that on car. Good that it is good practice in Russia and we all can see what happened from different places, so no one will tell that nothing happened.
 
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On twitter people posting that it was huge explosion and window were broken from wave.
 
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Think insurance covers that?
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Insurance? It is America makes money on everything.. russia do not insure buildings
 
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No meteorite insurance. mellowsmiley.gif

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Holy cow, 10 tons and exploded 9 times while entering the atmosphere. They found a 20 foot crater.

10:48 GMT: Russian military discovers 6-meter crater from Urals meteorite.

­10:44 GMT: The meteorite weighed 10 tons before it entered Earth’s atmosphere, the Russian Academy of Science said.
­10:43 GMT: Before falling to earth, the meteorite exploded nine times, starting at an altitude of 55 kilometers, Lifenews reported quoting a source in Emergencies Ministry.
­10:33 GMT: The number of those hospitalized has risen to 112, with nearly 550 people seeking treatment for minor injuries.


http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-meteorite-asteroid-chelyabinsk-291/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by computerparts View Post

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Scary how this went by undetected by astronomers. I know the big one is supposed to miss Earth today. But it kind of makes you think, what aren't they telling us?

Well if you had even a modest understanding of astronomy you'd realize even this meteorite is just a fart in the wind and wouldn't be scared at all.
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