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I recently watched a program on discovery science in which they had a sample of some type of DNA found in a meteorite and it was the only sample on the whole planet they had of that, so it obviously was worth a lot. Meteorites can often contain extremely rare materials or even materials that are completely unknown to us.

Carbonaceous chondrites are strongly associated with organic molecules of all sorts. Not DNA , per se, but the building blocks of it. Individual nucleobases have been detected in samples from the Murchison meteorite, for example.
    
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an Injured person = casualty

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casualty

Fatalities would be a subset of casualties. So many news posts keep contradicting this lol.
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There were mass casualties.
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Holy crap that little thing caused that much damage? That thing lit up brighter than the sun that would scare the crap out of me if I saw that thing. We really are screwed if even a football field sized asteroid hit us.
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Why do we compare everything to football fields or nuclear bombs? Did you ever notice that?
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Holy crap that little thing caused that much damage? That thing lit up brighter than the sun that would scare the crap out of me if I saw that thing. We really are screwed if even a football field sized asteroid hit us.

Most of the Russians that saw it didn't even notice it...heh, didn't scare any one save for some people who were standing by windows when the sonic boom came.

As for the size...it would depend on the make up. If your dooms day football field was made of mostly ice we'd likely be fine. One half the size but made from nickle-iron would probably do some major damage. There are all sorts of variables that come into play.
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Because both football fields and nuclear bombs have loose interpretations... are we talking about American football, or the rest of the world football?? Are we talking the WWII a-bombs or something more modern??

See, it leaves us with a perfectly clear ambiguous picture.
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Why do we compare everything to football fields or nuclear bombs? Did you ever notice that?

Because it's the US.

In most parts of W-Europe they use the actual (metric) value to describe an event and then add something (more relevant) to compare it with.

TV producers provide what their audiences demand.
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Because both football fields and nuclear bombs have loose interpretations... are we talking about American football, or the rest of the world football?? Are we talking the WWII a-bombs or something more modern??

See, it leaves us with a perfectly clear ambiguous picture.

if i were told 10 trillion tons of tnt.....um I dunno?
equivalent to 400 x a nuclear explosion....OH!

(i made up those numbers btw)
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From what I understand, this was Classified as an Asteroid 150 foot

I didnt know it actually hit a building though, figured it air burst into millions of pieces.

Yo mad people in Russia just got rich over night if they sell those pieces properly.
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