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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Uh... no one was killed....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116

Varying information: http://gizmodo.com/5984509/how-common-are-meteor-strikes?tag=meteorite

That being said I am more inclined to trust the BBC article, but the Gizmodo one was one of the first that I saw on pulse news on my phone that listed casualties, so that is naturally what I thought.
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You do realise that 24 hours ago it was almost a million miles away ?

dunx

P.S. It was so small nothing we have could have spotted it in time. Needs more funding, even orbit@home closed down..... mad.gif

sorry, wrong asteroid. Last week there were articles about an upcoming asteroid that should be within 20,000 miles. I thought THAT was big news.....lol but this is awesome!
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Varying information: http://gizmodo.com/5984509/how-common-are-meteor-strikes?tag=meteorite

That being said I am more inclined to trust the BBC article, but the Gizmodo one was one of the first that I saw on pulse news on my phone that listed casualties, so that is naturally what I thought.

they just mixed up their words. It's 500 injuries
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All I kept thinking about is how bad the music was on those car cameras. What are the Russians listening too? Sounded like circus music.

On a serious note, the videos are fantastic. I am going to keep checking that throughout the day. Too bad for the people who died and got injured. What an unlucky way to die.

EDIT: I guess no one has died...good.
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Yeah one of those three vids from this page turned out to be something else. These things happen although I'll never understand why people do that.
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All I kept thinking about is how bad the music was on those car cameras. What are the Russians listening too? Sounded like circus music.

On a serious note, the videos are fantastic. I am going to keep checking that throughout the day. Too bad for the people who died and got injured. What an unlucky way to die.

EDIT: I guess no one has died...good.

getting injured though.......what a story.

"Granddaddy, you're soo old, you're a dinosaur"
- "oh little one, I am not a dinosaur, but I did survive an asteroid strike"
"Granddaddy, you're the balls!"
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getting injured though.......what a story.

"Granddaddy, you're soo old, you're a dinosaur"
- "oh little one, I am not a dinosaur, but I did survive an asteroid strike"
"Granddaddy, you're the balls!"


That would be an awesome story for the grandchildren.
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Everyone would be surprised how much isn't told to us. It is actually a good thing however. The average person, (especially American), isn't mature enough to understand how fragile our existence really is. There would be mass panic every time something like this is announce. Imagine if they announced that they hope it doesn't strike Earth.
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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.

We don't have the equipment to detect anything smaller than the one due later today.

Also, Tunguska caused a sonic boom, and flattened a few miles of forest.

There really is no conspiracy. Grow up.
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