Originally Posted by zefs
Originally Posted by XNine
The meteorite exploded at about 30 miles above the surface of the earth, pieces could be scattered for hundreds of miles in any direction. Go blow something up in your driveway and tell us if all of the pieces went in the same direction. They won't. As the internal pressure of the meteorite increased and the size of it increased due to its speed, it couldn't structurally support it, thus bursting into bazillions of pieces. Some pieces completely vaporized, some didn't, depends on the size of the pieces.
Now, go shoot a cannon ball into a frozen lake. That cannonball will make a greater hole than its actual size.
This wasn't some weapons test. The explosion created a light that was 10x more bright than the light we get from the sun, there was zero radioactive traces, and there is no weapon on earth that can travel as fast as the meteorite did.
Seriously? So that part of the meteor that dropped by the lake and left a 10 meter hole on it, wouldn't itself explode or leave smaller pieces around the lake like the main meteor ?
I never said that all the pieces should be found around the lake after the main explosion of the meteor, what I am saying is pieces should be found because this meteor part that fell in the lake should have also created smaller pieces.
Also I never said it's a weapon test, it's funny how that you put everyone that has a different opinion other than the "reported facts" into the same bucket of conspiracy theorists or whatever.
It's quite clear that you're eluding to something more sinister than just a meteorite. It's not uncommon for the largest chunk to fly in a completely different trajectory than the fragments that went elsewhere. The meteorite exploded several times, whether it was the main chunk or fragments continuing to explode under the same conditions after they left the larger fragment, I'm not sure that we'll ever know.
And the 20,000 Russians that were sent out weren't just for collecting fragments, they were emergency responders to assess structural damages, help those who were injured, do clean up, assess monetary damages caused. Considering this thing took down a Zinc Factory from the shockwave, it's clear that Russia's government didn't want anything worse to happen. Considering that there were 100's of thousands of people working in areas like Louisiana for Katrina, Japan and Haiti for their earthquakes, 20,000 people isn't an obscene number.